With Pakistan's recent rise and new found consistency in all forms of the game, there were calls for current interim coach Mohsin Khan to be retained as permanent coach. Whilst things are going well, Mohsin's brand of encouragement and arm around the shoulder with the occasional tap on the behind, seems more than an adequate form of coaching in the eyes of many fans and pundits. Yet I'm not convinced it is. It is when things go wrong that the coach really does his job, and in the first ODI of the series against England, things went badly wrong. It will be interesting to see how the Pakistan team reacts in this ODI series, but here is where you need a proper coach in my opinion, to spot the intricacies behind any bad performance and help the players iron them out. A 'don't worry boys, we can put it right in the next game' simply will not suffice.
Pakistan should not be done with Mohsin completely; I'm certain there's a role for him. But Pakistan's first team players need coaching in the conventional sense probably more than most of the world's other top teams, due to their heavy reliance on natural talent.