Woolmer feels Pindi wicket difficult to bat on

Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Rawalpindi:The Pakistan team's head coach Bob Woolmer admits that the Pindi Cricket Stadium strip is difficult to bat on and sensible batting is required to play long innings.

Talking here at the end of day's play in the 'Test' between the A teams of Pakistan and Australia, Woolmer said, "There is movement for the pacers especially under heavy conditions. It is definitely not an easy strip to bat on," he said.

He however lamented Pakistan top order batsmen's poor show. "Most of the players at the top got out playing rash shots. The strip required a more sensible approach like Phil Jaques did for Australia A," he said.

The Pakistan head coach said the four-day match still hangs in the balance.

He favoured the idea of including Pakistan national team players in the A team. "This is to test their skills at the start of the season and to give them the required exposure. Secondly, the national team players were included to give good competition to Australia A," he said.

Woolmer announced that there will be changes in the team for the second four-day match. "We want to test players and changes will be there in the team for the second four-day match that will also be played in Rawalpindi from September 17."

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