Karachi: Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore on Monday said that he favours fielding separate players for the three different formats of the game.
Speaking to a local news channel, Whatmore said: “Personally, I am in favour of having separate players for the different formats of the sport. Because the requirement of each format is different,” he said.
Presently, Pakistan has one captain for all the three formats of the game in Misbah-ul Haq.
Whatmore made it clear that he enjoyed the full support of the PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf and said he had taken up the job because he saw it as a big challenge. “The depth of talent in Pakistan is amazing. I got a chance to see the talent while witnessing the recent domestic competitions in Lahore and Rawalpindi,” he said.
The former Australian Test batsman, who replaced the then coach Mohsin Khan before the Asia Cup last month, insisted that in order to produce quality players it was necessary to tap in the immense talent in Pakistan.
“It will take time to make Pakistan a top cricket nation and we will also face many challenges and difficult times in the future. But the task is not impossible,” he said.
Whatmore said he and fielding coach, Julian Fountain had already prepared a six-month, 12-month and 18-month plans for individual players to further polish their talents.
Whatmore also insisted that he enjoyed a good relationship with the national selection committee as he believed in teamwork.