The head coach of Pakistan’s U-19 cricket team, Sabih Azhar, has expressed his belief that despite the team’s outstanding performance in Bangladesh recently, there is still room for improvement. The young Pakistani squad returned home on Thursday after a memorable tour where they emerged victorious in all three formats of the game, including a one-off four-day match, a one-day series, and a solitary T20 match against their Bangladeshi counterparts.
Sabih Azhar acknowledged the team’s achievement in defeating Bangladesh on their home ground, but he emphasized that it does not mean they can become complacent. The coach identified certain areas that require further development and improvement, which the coaching staff has already identified.
While expressing satisfaction with the team’s success, Sabih Azhar stated, “We are looking ahead now with a focus on finding the best winning combination that consistently performs.” The coach emphasized the team’s commitment to continuous improvement and the pursuit of excellence.
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Prior to the Bangladesh series, the coaching staff not only focused on the players’ physical fitness but also paid attention to the mental aspect of the game. The aim was to prepare the players to perform well under pressure in crucial moments. Sabih Azhar highlighted the team’s full focus on performing well at the upcoming 2024 ICC U-19 World Cup, despite there still being time before the event takes place.
The coach’s comments reflect a proactive approach and a determination to build upon the team’s recent success. With the goal of achieving consistent performance, the coaching staff will continue working on refining the players’ skills and strategies. The Pakistani U-19 team’s success in Bangladesh has undoubtedly boosted their confidence, but they are aware that there is always room for improvement in their quest for excellence.