Inzaman dismayed by Pakistan’s ‘decline’

Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has revealed that he is open to coaching the national side's batsmen, and would enjoy the chance to help them with their techniques.

Inzamam, who played 120 Tests for Pakistan and ended with an average of 49.60, has coached the side for a short period, but feels his experience would come in handy as Pakistan look to improve their standing.

Inzamam said: "If Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) offers me to become batting coach of the national team, I will be ready to accept the offer as I want to pay back to the country which gave me name and fame in and outside the country.

"Batting of Pakistan team has been witnessing a decline for a very long time, and it needs a lot of efforts and dedicated work.

"There is a problem in the technique of batsman which needs time to overcome. I will utilize my experience to overcome minor flaws of Pakistan batsmen and try my best improve their game and skills."

The former skipper went on to say that the PCB needed to d more with their domestic game to produce a string of good players, and that they needed to give younger players a chance sooner than is customary now.

He added: "In our era, domestic cricket was considered as the nursery of producing high quality players and there were no dearth of talented players who kept on waiting for their chance in the national squad.

"But now the board has not been getting quality stuff from domestic cricket and the same old faces have been given chances time and again.

"If the PCB really wants to get quality players to replace the old faces, it has to improve the domestic infrastructure."