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Younis resignation affected Pakistan; Misbah

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Published: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 12:28 [IST]
 
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Younis resignation affected Pakistan

Karachi, Sept 29: After the sudden resignation of Pakistan coach Waqar Younis, Pakistan have been affected ahead of series against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and England, captain Misbah-ul-Haq said on Wednesday.

Waqar Younis resigned due to personal and medical conditions, PCB will draw up a shortlist for the vacant position on Thursday after Younis stepped down as head coach following the recent tour to Zimbabwe.

"He was a good coach and I had a good understanding with him. He was there always to assist me in pressure situations and in taking hard decisions," Misbah said in an interview.

"So his going has made a difference to us. But mentally we are now prepared to work with a new coach. It is the boards decision whether they appoint a local or foreign coach."

"But it is true we will require time to settle down with the new coach and understand him and this is never easy for any team."

Pakistan aimed to reach the top four in the world test rankings and qualify for the International Cricket Council world Test championship, said Misbah-ul-haq.

"I am confident we have the ability to win these series because our team has gelled well we have some good bowlers and it is a case of players realizing their responsibilities," he said.

OneIndia Cricket

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