Karachi, August 3
Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has not dominated out the potential of taking part in two spinners within the first Test in opposition to England which begins from Wednesday at Old Trafford.
“We have looked at the West Indies series and we have seen that at Manchester and Southampton conditions are different and we are seeing some dry conditions and help for spinners and reverse swing,” Misbah mentioned throughout a media interplay on Monday.
Misbah additionally felt that the highest order of each groups would play a decisive function within the collection as bowling of each groups was prime class.
“England’s batting has struggled in these conditions. It will be a match between how the top orders of both teams perform. If you can cross 300 in the first innings your chances of winning are around 75 percent.”
Misbah mentioned that not taking part in at Lord’s and Oval, the 2 pleased looking grounds for Pakistan on earlier excursions, would not likely matter because the pitches and situations in Manchester and Southampton might assist the guests.
He conceded that taking part in the fitting mixture within the Test could be a decisive and essential issue within the first match.
“I feel I’m just about glad with the preparations, we assembled after three months and began from zero. It has been a beautiful expertise, we require such camps earlier than a significant collection.
“This period was important for team bonding and preparations, creating match scenarios and good thing is the team is in good shape and looking forward to the series.”
Misbah additionally made it clear that he and batting coach, Younis Khan, anticipate Babar Azam to play a pivotal function within the collection.
“We have high expectations from Babar and then Azhar (Ali) and Asad (Shafiq) as they are senior players and their contributions are very important.”
He mentioned the collection may very well be a ground-breaking one for Babar and different children like Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi and many others. PTI