Not selecting coaches scientifically is why Pakistan are behind India: Latif

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05 Jun 2021 | 07:03 AM
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Not selecting coaches scientifically is why Pakistan are behind India: Latif

The former captain also reckons that the focus on finding ‘talent from naked eye’ is not helping Pakistan

Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif is of the opinion that Pakistan does not prepare their coaches scientifically, and believes they are more focused on finding talent from naked eye. Latif also believes the IPL has also helped India become an excellent side over the last decade or so.

"After 2010, Indian cricket has been on the rise, while we have been on a decline. We aren't able to prepare our coaches scientifically and believe someone's talent more from their naked eye. IPL has been data-driven in India since 2010 and it has helped them immensely in creating their talent pool. Overseas coaches also helped them a lot," Latif said, according to a report on Hindustan Times.

He further adds that the overseas coaches in the Indian setup, be it in the national team or the IPL has helped in the development of the Indian players. "The former players, as well as overseas coaches, have helped Indian players develop. That has been one main difference between India and Pakistan. We have appointed former Pakistan players as coaches and not many PSL franchises allow them with their team. This has been a huge problem," Latif concluded.

The Indian team have a busy few months ahead of them. First, they will play the World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton on June 18. A second-string side will then play limited-overs series in Sri Lanka. Then, the Virat Kohli-led side will then take on hosts England in a five-match Test series, starting August 4.

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