Pakistan whitewashed then world number one England in a Test series earlier in 2012 and it seemed that now Pakistan were on the right track. It was a good sign too that a few months before that victory Pakistan were under the burden of spot-fixing scandal and then suddenly the same team outshone the world's top team. This scandal was a blessing in disguise as Pakistan did not lose a single Test series after that until a foreign coach Dav Whatmore came and since then Pakistan have not won a single Test series.

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="225"]Dave Whatmore, Pakistan, Test, Series Why the winners of seven straight Test series started losing one series after the other (Photo: AFP)[/caption]

There has not been much changes to the team that 'greenwashed' team England. The same Misbahul Haq was the captain; the same Mohammad Hafeez was the vice captain, the same Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, the same Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, and Abdur Rehman. If there has been a change it is coach. Mohsin Khan was the head coach back then. However, even after the historic success, Moshin was sacked and Australian Dav Whatmore was appointed as the new coach.

As coach first major assignment of Dav Whatmore was the tour of Sri Lanka where Pakistan had chance to become world number two in case of victory. It was not such a difficult task. In addition, with a high morale of the team and after beating world number one, dealing with Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was not a bit easier. However, Whatmore failed to utilise the players and Pakistan lost the series 1-0. After that, earlier this year Pakistan had to face South Africa that ended up as a nightmare of 3-0 defeat including the lowest innings total in the history of team Pakistan: a mere 49 runs.

Now with Zimbabwe series there was chance that Pakistan will get back on right track but the way Pakistan remained on the backfoot for three days in first test was a sign of disaster. And the icing on this cake of embarrassment was defeat in the second Test at the hands of a team that does not even belong to world rankings. Eventually, Pakistan slipped to number six in world rankings from four.

In short, since Whatmore became Pakistan's coach in March 2012, the team has won only one Test in eight. And it did not win a single Test series.

When Dav Whatmore joined, there were chances that Pakistan could capitalise the momentum and jump to top rankings from number five. However, Pakistan failed in first expedition against Sri Lanka and kept falling after that. Winners of straight seven Test series started losing after Whatmore's inclusion, and then continued losing. Why?

Today Pakistan cricket is at new lows and now this is a valid question that what fruit has a heavily paid coach brought to the team? Whatmore has to answer the question otherwise the upcoming Test series against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka could be last for him.
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