Inzamam wants to sharpen Afghan players


Pakistan legend Inzamam-ul-Haq says he wants to make the Afghanistan players sharper cricketers and work on their mental strength after extending his contract to coach the Associate side.

Inzamam, who scored more than 8800 runs in 120 Tests for Pakistan, led Afghanistan to an ODI and T20 series wins on their recent tour to Zimbabwe and was offered a one-year contract to stay at the helm.

The former right-handed batsman said: "They offered me the option of a two-year and three-year contract and initially I was considering the two-year contracts but due to family commitments I have for now signed a one-year contract with them.

"I enjoyed the challenge of coaching the Afghanistan players as they have a lot of passion and talent in them."

After their momentous trip to the African continent, Inzamam will now focus on improving the mental strength of the Afghan players as well as their tactical acumen.

A former Pakistan captain, Inzamam said: "That would be a real challenge trying to make them sharper cricketers and better readers of the game and to fine tune their skills."