Younis a good keeper in the making: Woolmer

Published: Monday, October 4, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
Share this on your social network:
   Facebook Twitter Google+    Comments Mail

Peshawar:Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer today heaped praise on the wicket-keeping abilities of young batsman Younis Khan after the latter had given a good account of himself during the second tri-series tie against Zimbabwe at Peshawar.

Wooler said the keeping abilities of Younis would give Pakistan an added option to explore in future.

"I've lot of faith in Younis. I knew he could keep and he did an marvellous job here. We now have a good option before us for One-day cricket and hopefully it will work better for us in future," he said.

The comments from the Pakistani coach could put pressure on regular wicket-keeper and veteran Moin Khan, who has managed to cling on to his place in the side despite going through a horrow run with the bat of late.

It may be mentioned here that Younis had to don the wicketkeeping gloves during the second One-dayer against Zimbabwe as their regular keeper Moin Khan had to sit out as he was down with flu.

Younis, who later cracked a fine 70 to guide his side to victory was named man of the match.

Younis said having an additional weapon in your armoury always helps in the long run.

"One-day cricket is all about all-rounders. My keeping abilities along with my batting would stand me in good stead for the future," he said.

The tall middle-order batsman said keeping to the express pace of Shoaib Akhtar, who was rested for the match, wouldn't be a problem.

"Actually, it is much harder keeping against the spinners and I managed that well today. As for keeping against Shoaib, I don't think I would have any problems," a confidence-personified Younis said.

Read more about: thatscricketcom, oct 4
Write Comments