Ahead of PAK vs ENG, the press recently caught up with the Pakistan cricket team’s bowling coach Shaun Tait in the National Stadium this weekend. The former Australian pacer talked about the missing ingredient of good bowling, his thoughts on Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah, and shared an update on what Shaheen Shah is up to.
Speaking of the team’s 19-year-old bowler Naseem Shah, Tait reminisced his own days and shared how the young player reminds him of himself. “In some ways, he reminds me of myself when I was a younger cricketer. He’s sort of free-spirited. But I wasn’t as intelligent. I think you’ve all seen his natural abilities and skill with the new ball,” he said.
He also hailed the cricket team’s bowling capabilities. “Pakistan fast bowlers have their natural abilities. They like to keep things simple but they’ve got so much ability and have a lot of flair. So, that’s already ingrained in these guys,” he said.
He also went to share his focus is on consistency when it comes to Haris Rauf and that he is fully satisfied with the player’s performance and improvement. “The only thing we’ve been talking about is consistency. We just talk about how to remain consistent. Haris has got pace, aggression so we often just talk about being consistent. Yes, we worked on his death bowling and he showed improvement in T20 Asia Cup as you said,” he shared.
Lastly, the bowling coach was asked about Shaheen Shah’s injury, for which Tait did not have any solid updates.
The bowling coach didn’t have much information on Shaheen Shah’s injury but he was confident for his return. “I actually don’t know about Shaheen much. He is going along well, that’s what I heard latest,” he said.