Amir Sohail Takes Position as the New Chief Selector of Pakistan for Cricket


Amir Sohail, the left-handed batsman who had been a noticeable figure in Pakistani lineup since his great performance in the 1992 World Cup, has finally taken the position as the chief selector for Pakistani cricket team. Amir Sohail has served the country not only through his batting and balling but his expert reviews on TV. For the past few years he’s been constantly appearing on various national TV channels as the expert reviewer of cricket.

Zaka Ashraf, the chairman PCB, has shown his confidence in the services and experience of Amir Sohail. Zaka thinks that Amir Sohail is one of the crickets from Pakistan who has great experience with various academies working to make cricket better in Pakistan and thus he would be of great assistance when new talent is to be discovered and filtered. Amir Sohail has started on a very positive note by showing his satisfaction over the current performance of the team in one-day and T20 matches.

Amir, however, agrees that Pakistan team needs to improve its game in the test matches. He’s prepared to work with the current team to lift its spirits to perform better in test matches too and seems quite happy with the performance of current Pakistani captain, Misbah-ul-Haq.

Before dealing with the matters of the international team the first test of his selection capabilities will be in picking up the team for national team. The national team of Pakistan is expected to play Asia Cup that will be played in Bangladesh starting from the 25th of February.

It will be of great interest to see what Amir says about the team as he takes the position of the chief selector because he’s recently been involved in a lot of harsh talk and criticism on the team in his TV interviews and reviews. The post taken by Amir was opened when the former chief selector, Iqbal Qasim, withdrew his services in 2013.

One of the many first decisions that Amir has to make includes the selection of a new Coach for the team since the post is vacant after Dav Whatmore completed his contracted term in January.

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