Pakistan have beaten England in the Test series, and the team has never before looked more confident, one of the real plus points has been the team unity and the cohesion amongst the players. Credit should go to Misbah and Mohsin. Mohsin is particular seems to have excelled in his role as a father figure type coach. However, with the PCB about to appoint Dav Whatmore, should we retain Mohsin, or appoint Whatmore ? Or maybe retain Mohsin in some capacity, and bring in Whatmore ? My take on this is this. Mohsin is mainly a cheerleader-type coach, and has not rectified some major issues in our team. In order for Pakistan to become a world-class Test team we need another quality middle-order batsman. I fear we will be screwed once Misbah and Younis retire. The current success does paper over the cracks somewhat. God forbid but if we have a foreign tour against the likes of South Africa coming up, our reliance on YK, Misbah and Saeed Ajmal could be horribly exposed, and all these people saying 'if it ain't broke don't fix it', will be singing a very different tune. We need a professional coach for the long term. Mohsin Khan's style of coaching is very hands off. A lot of the recent success can be attributed to the players, rather than MHK, who whilst deserves credit for man-management, he is not a professional coach. Whatmore can build on our current successes, and keep working on what we are doing right, and work on where we can improve. He may assess the situation and feel a radical restructuring is not required hence 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'. He also has experience working in the sub-continent. From what I've read about Whatmore he is the type of guy who will work long hours in the nets, take time out to watch players at FC level, and takes notes on individuals and then work out a training schedule to help those individuals regarding their weaknesses. I don't think Mohsin is that sort of coach, he seems happy to give a few pointers here and there, which may be fine if he's to become the batting coach, but you need a certain level of 'follow through' and commitment if you are to be a head coach, which Whatmore seems to have. He is certainly a very passionate coach but he himself says he tries to keep things simple which may suit our players, overcomplicating things causes confusion. I'm also glad Whatmore wants influence in selection, we all know the likes of Malik and Farhat won't last a second if he is given a place on the selection panel, whereas with Mohsin they will be granted reprieve after reprieve. However I do agree we need the best of both worlds, we need Mohsin's strength with man management along with Whatmore's more technical nous. We need the gadgets and the stats, as well as good motivational skills. Mohsin should be retained in some capacity. As for team unity, Misbah has done a great job with team discipline and will ensure that player power remains in check, along with the PCB with their 'zero tolerance' approach. With the current team, I think there won't be as much a culture shock than if Whatmore was appointed in 2007. All hell would have broken loose, and some of the egos Pakistan had in 2007 would have certainly caused trouble. Now we have a more cohesive, young and more mature side, who will respond better to Whatmore than previous Pakistan teams would have.