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Head coach Grant Bradburn wants Pakistan to change their brand of cricket if they want to do well in World Cup and Asia Cup this year.
In an exclusive interview with Geo News in Islamabad, the 56-year-old New Zealander said that if Pakistan continue to play what was successful for them in last couple of years then it will only come second, that’s why it is important to understand what brand of cricket is needed to play.
“Mickey and I have already addressed the team a number of times, we’ve inspired them and galvanized them into believing we have the group. But as I said before, we have a team of champions, we don’t have a champion team as yet. And that’s what we’re looking to build,” Bradburn said.
“We’ve allowed the realisation or the acceptance from our boys, that we’re not the team where they want to be as yet, if we want to contest and win the World Cup, we want to go to number one, every format of the game, our game is going to have to lift, our players are going to have to lift.”
“As we have played over the last year, particularly in this format, it’s got us to third in the world. It’s got us to two finals, we are not where we want to be. Therefore, you know we are going to bring some subtle changes, some subtle demands. We’re going to support the players with clarity, but we’re also going to demand into to lift and get better. If we bring the game that is been successful for us over the last two or three years, we will come second and we will go backward. We have to understand what brand of game we need to play in Asia Cup and in the World Cup. And we need to adapt that very quickly,” he said.
Pakistan is scheduled to host Asia Cup in September whereas the World Cup will be played in India in October-November this year.