In one of my previous articles I wrote why Multan Sultans who are the sixth franchise of Pakistan Super League (PSL) were off to a bad start and why their decision of having both Ws (i.e. Wasim and Waqar) in the same dressing room was a bad decision that was bound to fail.
Nevertheless, during the last few weeks various developments suggest that the franchise owners have rectified things pretty fast. And here are three reasons why I believe their chances of making it big when PSL begins in February next year are strong.
3. Providing Publicity to the Franchise
The franchise certainly got its media strategy right when it televised commercials during the recently concluded Independence Cup to publicize itself well ahead of PSL. The strategy should hopefully go a long way in gathering public support for the franchise and in establishing its brand name to the benefit of the team’s owners and Pakistan cricket.
2. Taking Tom Moody On-board
Appointing Tom Moody as the head coach of the team is yet another praise-worthy decision of the franchise. Moody is a proven performer and not only will his appointment benefit the Sultans but the decision should also allow PCB to work closely with a world-class coach who certainly has the potential of leading Pakistan’s national side in the long run on if and when required basis.
1. Preferring Wasim over Waqar
As expected difference of opinion between the W’s became evident from the word go. The franchise owners obviously must have had a tough decision to make and they have clearly made the right choice by letting Waqar go and by retaining Wasim in the dressing room.
I say this because Wasim, both as a captain and a coach/mentor has a much better record than Waqar who we all know has had issues owing to his attitude every time he has led a dressing room.