Thursday, March 08, 2012

First challenge for Dav Whatmore is Asia Cup

Former Australian cricketer, Dav Whatmore, has taken the charge of Pakistan cricket team for a two-year contract. His job as a Pakistan head coach will start with the Asia Cup that will begin on 11 March 2012.

Dav Whatmore said he was ready for the forthcoming tournament and it seems that he is confident about the performance of his team despite losing the one-day and Twenty20 matches by 4-0 and 2-1 in the United Arab Emirates last month.

Regardless of their bad performance in the UAE which they use as their home ground, Pakistan is considered as one of the strongest contenders in this tournament. Other three teams of this tournament are defending champion India, Pakistan and host Bangladesh.

It is obviously going to be a big challenge for Whatmore. However, he said he is looking forward to the Asia Cup. They will start their campaign against the host nation Bangladesh. This tournament is also going to be a big test for them as they will face their arch-rival team India on March 18.

The match between Pakistan and India is going to be one of the most anticipated games as both teams have not faced each other since the World Cup 2011 semi-final clash in Marach at Mohali, which India won.

It will be a revenge game for Pakistan while Indian players will try hard to continue winning streak against Pakistan. Both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are not weak opponents.

Let’s see if Pakistan can do something great under the coaching of Dav Whatmore.