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Younis Khan highlights areas of improvement after ODI series win against Proteas

The 43-year-old believed good sides around the world kept improving in order to compete with the best

Younis Khan highlights areas of improvement after ODI series win against Proteas PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Pakistan’s legendary former batsman and current batting coach Younis Khan, in a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Podcast on Friday, highlighted various areas of improvement for Pakistan after their recent two-one One-Day International (ODI) series victory against the Proteas.

The 43-year-old believed good sides around the world kept improving in order to compete with the best.

“I think a lot of things have improved but as I always say there are a lot of things we need to keep improving on. We need to start converting our innings to match-winning innings. We need to lower the economy rate of our spells. We need to start grabbing sharp opportunities in the field. These are the things that can lead to further improvement and that is what good teams do,” Younis said.

“I think winning in South Africa is always a dream and we are hopeful we will continue the momentum in the T20I series,” he added.

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Pakistan’s batting coach praised the top-order batsmen along with the energy being displayed by the cricketers on the field.

“If I talk about Fakhar Zaman, he couldn’t go for the series against New Zealand because of illness, but the way he came back and made back-to-back hundreds despite not going well in the first match would be a dream come true for any batsman. Especially when you score a hundred away from home and in a country like South Africa, Australia or England, it is a great feeling to have. If we talk about other batsmen, we can look at captain Babar Azam. He is improving day-by-day and so is his captaincy,” he said.

“If we talk about our fast-bowlers, we have seen energy in our pacers after a really long while. We saw energy in the fielding department as well,” he concluded.