Whatmore hints at revamping Pak Test side for SA series

Updated: Sep 23, 2013, 16:12 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore has hinted at a possible overhauling of the Test side that will take on number-one ranked South Africa in the UAE next month.

According to The Dawn, Whatmore, who has faced severe criticism from former players and experts after Pakistan`s losses in Zimbabwe, admitted that the tour had been `embarrassing, upsetting and disappointing` but sounded confident of a turnaround against South Africa.

He said that all the three words described the way he felt after the defeat against Zimbabwe.

Whatmore, who is yet to get a Test series win under his belt since taking over last year, added that Brendan Taylor`s men had prepared them well for the upcoming series and helped in highlighting Pakistan`s weaknesses before the tough challenge ahead, the report said.

The coach said that captain Misbah`s consistency in contributions during 2013 had been great and was second to none.

The two- Test series between Pakistan and South Africa begins October 14 in Abu Dhabi while the second match will be played in Dubai from October 23, the report added.