PCB extends batting coach Grant Flower's contract

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PCB extends batting coach Grant Flower's contract

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:07 am

http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/co ... 33655.html

And something to note...
Pakistan's batting had been one of their major weaknesses earlier and the PCB had turned to former captains Inzamam-ul-Haq, Javed Miandad and Zaheer Abbas to bring about improvements. With Flower's appointment, Pakistan witnessed considerable improvements in their batsmen. Pakistan's average runs per wicket was just 28.89 between January 2012 and February 2014. Since Flower's appointment in July 2014, it rose to 43.82. Under him, Pakistan batsmen have converted 48.43% of half-centuries into centuries - 31 hundreds out of 64 50-plus scores - which is the most among all teams by a distance. South Africa and Australia are next with under 41% conversions.

Pakistan had their highest successful Test chase last year in Pallekele when they scored 382 - the sixth-highest successful chase in Tests. Pakistan's No. 6 have averaged 61 in Tests since July 2014, which is way higher than any other team's No. 6. Under Flower, Pakistan's fourth innings average is also the highest among all teams.

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