Whatmore `frustrated` by Pak batting during South Africa series in UAE

Johannesburg: Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore has expressed his immense frustration at this team`s recent batting failures against South Africa.

According to Sport24, the Pakistan team has been criticised for playing up to seven bowlers at times, thus weakening their batting, but Whatmore said he would still be looking to employ bowlers who can bat on their second visit to South Africa this year.

Pakistan are without Goliath-sized paceman Mohammad Irfan, who is staying over in Dubai for treatment in the hope that his hip injury will heal in time for him to play in the series against Sri Lanka next month, the report said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan T20 captain Mohammed Hafeez said there were some advantages to playing South Africa so often, with the teams having already met in five tests, 12 ODIs and four T20 internationals in the last year.

The series in South Africa starts on Wednesday with a T20 match at the Wanderers, the report added.