[caption id="attachment_882370" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-882370" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Misbah-ul-Haq-1.jpeg" alt="Pakistan, PCB, Mickey Arthur, Misbah-ul-Haq, Ramiz Raja" width="628" height="351" /> Misbah is in the race to become Pakistan's head coach after the PCB sacked Mickey Arthur following a disastrous show in the World Cup. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/news/">Pakistan</a> captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ramiz-raja/news/">Ramiz Raja</a> believes <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/misbah-ul-haq/news/">Misbah-ul-Haq</a>'s defensive approach will not be apt for the head coach role and therefore he cannot be fit for the post. <p></p> <p></p>Misbah is in the race to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/after-mickey-arthurs-sacking-misbah-ul-haq-in-race-to-become-pakistan-coach-report-877967">become Pakistan's head coach</a> after the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/pcb">Pakistan Cricket Board</a> (PCB) decided to sack <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mickey-arthur">Mickey Arthur</a> and the entire coaching staff bowling coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/azhar-mahmood/news/">Azhar Mahmood</a>, batting coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/grant-flower/news/">Grant Flower</a> and trainer Grant Ludenafter after the team's disastrous show in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC Cricket World Cup 2019</a>. <p></p> <p></p>"I do not have anything against Misbah because he took over the captaincy at a difficult time," Raja said on his own YouTube channel. <p></p> <p></p>"He had his own way of approaching the game. He was defensive as he used to lie in wait for the opposition to make a mistake. But now the team needs a new direction. Pakistan has aggression but it needs to unearth the right talent and revamp its systems. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/after-mickey-arthurs-sacking-misbah-ul-haq-in-race-to-become-pakistan-coach-report-877967">After Mickey Arthur's sacking, Misbah-ul-Haq in race to become Pakistan coach</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"That can only happen when the mindset is to be proactive not reactive. Unfortunately, Misbah's cricket, from what I've seen, is safe and secure, and has been successful in a certain type of situation. <p></p> <p></p>"Pakistan needs a team for all seasons. Until Pakistan wins on away tours, they will not be respected. There is a major difference in winning at home and away." <p></p> <p></p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yRHGnbY35xw" width="853" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> <p></p> <p></p>Reportedly, the man to take up the head coach role will also simultaneously be handed the chief selector's job, a move which Raja reckons will be "impractical and unsuitable" for Pakistan. <p></p> <p></p>"This idea can work in the western block where the administration is professional not just at the top tier but at every level; and where an individual can do no funny business even if he has absolute power. <p></p> <p></p>"But in Pakistan cricket such an experiment is not without its risk. This is impractical and unsuitable. This has never been done before and no one has even tried it. <p></p> <p></p>"There is no need for such an experiment now. The coach and chief selectors' roles should be kept apart."