Johannesburg, Feb. 21 ANI | 9 months ago

Pakistan can rise to be the world's best cricket team by improving their batting skills, said former captain Zaheer Abbas.

According to Sport24, Abbas, the only Asian batsman to score a hundred centuries in first class cricket, pointed out batting as a common weakness for the Pakistani team.

The statistics also support Abbas's statement as Pakistan went out for their lowest Test total of 49 against South Africa in Johannesburg in a 3-0 rout last year and 99 in the Dubai Test against the same opponents.

The report mentioned that Pakistan hired Australian Trent Woodhill during June last year for a three-week coaching session and now Abbas is their chief cricket consultant.

Abbas is mentoring Pakistan ahead of next week's Asia Cup in Bangladesh for a period of four days.

Abbas said that they want to learn and he would try to mentor them accordingly.

(Posted on 21-02-2014)

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