Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq feels his struggling team deserves every bit of the criticism after suffering a clean sweep loss to new Zealand.
“We deserve to be criticised for our performances. When people expect good performances from you and you don’t deliver they are justified to criticise you,” Misbah said in a podcast issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
“The way we fought hard in the first Test was very good and everyone expected a similar performance in the second Test but that didn’t happen. We had opportunities in the series to win matches but we didn’t take them,” he said.
“This is something we have to look at as to why we can’t cross that line between winning and losing a match. I have seen it happen many times in recent matches,” he said.
“These things ultimately affected the result of the series. We need to improve our fielding,” he said.
“We will look at making changes according to the home conditions and the South African team. We may also consider top performers from the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for the South African series,” he concluded.