<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Former captains call for reforms in Pakistan cricket" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130225193327.jpg" title="Former captains call for reforms in Pakistan cricket" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Pakistan were outplayed by South Africa in every match of the Test series © Getty Images</p> </div> <br /> <strong>Karachi: Feb 25, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Pakistani cricket needs to revamp its failing system and focus more on Tests, former captains said on Monday after the side's humiliating 3-0 whitewash in <a href="/tags/South-Africa/post" target="_blank">South Africa</a>.<br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Pakistan/post" target="_blank">Pakistan</a> went down by an innings and 18 runs in the final match at Centurion on Sunday as the world number one Test team completed a clean sweep in home Tests this summer, after beating New Zealand 2-0.<br /> <br /> Former captain<a href="/tags/Aamir-Sohail/post" target="_blank"> Aamir Sohail</a> said Pakistan went into the series unprepared for the demands of the longest form of the game.<br /> <br /> "It was predicted," Sohail said. "South Africa were well equipped while we are not doing things needed (for Test cricket) and are paying the price."<br /> <br /> Pakistan's batsmen struggled on the bouncy pitches against a hostile pace attack led by <a href="/tags/Dale-Steyn/post" target="_blank">Dale Steyn</a> and <a href="/tags/Vernon-Philander/post" target="_blank">Vernon Philander</a>, who shared 35 wickets between them in the series.<br /> <br /> The tourists were shot out for their lowest Test score, 49, in the first Test at Johannesburg, going on to lose by 211 runs. They staged something of a fightback at<a href="/tags/Cape-Town/post" target="_blank"> Cape Town</a>, posting 328 before a second-innings collapse condemned them to another defeat.<br /> <br /> No Pakistani batsman had an answer to the pace, movement and hostility of the South African attack, with only <a href="/tags/Asad-Shafiq/post" target="_blank">Asad Shafiq </a>and veteran Younis Khan managing centuries. Opener <a href="/tags/Mohammad-Hafeez/post" target="_blank">Mohammad Hafeez</a> flopped, with just 43 runs in six innings.<br /> <br /> Sohail, also a former chief selector, said Pakistan needed to take measures at the grassroots level. "When a youngster emerges he has technical faults which we are not removing while South Africa have followed Australia in conquering the world with their work," he said.<br /> <br /> Another former captain, <a href="/tags/Rashid-Latif/post" target="_blank">Rashid Latif</a>, urged Pakistan to focus more on Tests. "Pakistan must have separate players for Tests and one-dayers," said Latif. "Some players feel they are suitable for all three forms but their poor show in Tests is affecting the team's performance."<br /> <br /> Some fans in the street said Pakistan should only play one-day matches and Twenty20s. "The style of Test cricket doesn't suit Pakistan," said Asim Ahmed, a shop owner in the Saddar area of Karachi. "Test needs patience and resilience which we have to learn."<br /> <br /> Pakistan now have the chance to regain some pride as they take on South Africa in two Twenty20s and five one-day internationals.