‘Fast-bowling, wrist-spin makes PSL an exciting cricketing environment’

ISLAMABAD (APP): Former Zimbabwean Captain and Multan Sultans’ head coach Andy Flower believes the fast bowling and wrist spin makes Pakistan Super League (PSL) an exciting cricketing environment.
“Each franchise tournament and the country has a different feel. That’s one of the really nice things about coaching around the franchise world – you’re experiencing different cultures, not only from a national perspective but also cricketing cultures. Pakistan cricket has its own thing, particularly around fast bowling and wristspin, which makes it a really exciting cricketing environment.
But also just being exposed to a lot of interesting cultures in the dressing room is quite interesting, in a wider perspective for me. The support for the PSL in Pakistan has been incredible. I love that sort of vibrant energy that you get from the crowds. We’ve been really lucky in Multan with our crowds. But I think the other teams will feel similar things, certainly here in Lahore, with Lahore having some of their first success last year and then also playing good cricket this year,” espncricinfo.com quoted him as saying.
Speaking about Mohammad Rizwan, he said his faith and humility keep him at a very solid foundation from which to work. “But from a sporting point of view, and particularly white-ball cricket, I think once you establish a successful batting formula in your head, you know the type of cricket you need to play to be successful.
“He’s repeating a similar formula all the time and that gives him a real consistency about what he does. Which is good for him and for whatever team he plays for. I think he’s put in a lot of thought, practice, trial and error. In his younger days, I saw him when he was playing for Pakistan A against England Lions. I think from paying attention to what he’s done and from developing his game, he’s worked out a formula that works really well in white-ball cricket,” he said.
He said he had worked with some great captains over the years and he finds Rizwan as an excellent leader. “He’s got strength and positivity, which means that people will follow him. I like debating cricket with him, debating selections or strategy, but he has very clear views and courage about the way he plays, something that makes him a leader other people want to follow. They see that he’s not afraid to challenge the opposition, to take on particular situations, to lose,” he said.