Waqar emphasises on developing fast bowling pool after successful SA tour

The fast bowling great spoke about giving all bowlers an opportunity and the absence of Naseem Shah from the bowling setup.

Waqar also revealed that the management was looking to rest left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi for the Zimbabwe tour-REUTERS

Pakistan's bowling coach Waqar Younis on Saturday said the team was looking to build a strong pool of pacers ahead of its upcoming assignments, including the T20 World Cup.

"All the boys got rest after PSL postponement so fatigue is not a problem with them but we will sit down and discuss with them as we monitor every bowler.

"Of course we will try out other bowlers as we need to build a bunch of pacers for upcoming series and tournaments including the World T20," Waqar said.

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The fast bowling great said that winning the One-Day and T20 series in South Africa was a big achievement for the team.

He said the team management would look at giving left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi a break from the coming matches in Zimbabwe.

The absence of Naseem Shah

Asked about the disappearance of young pacer Naseem Shah from Pakistan squad after being touted as a big find two years ago, Waqar said he was having some injury and fitness issues.

"He is a very promising young fast bowler and we are confident that after playing some more domestic cricket he will come back stronger and better. He is one for the future."

Waqar also defended the performance of his bowlers in the twin series in South Africa, saying they had shown a lot of energy.

"The T20 format is so fast-moving and the type of tracks you get sometimes bowlers suffer. I think it's a mix and match as long as you are winning matches no need to worry," he added.

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