New Delhi, August 10
Calling Pakistan a “better side” than England, former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq feels Azhar Ali’s males have it in them to bounce again from the defeat within the opening Test and clinch the three-match collection.
Pakistan have been in a commanding place on the fourth day of the primary Test at Old Trafford however ended up dropping the sport by three wickets, because of counter-attacking knocks by Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes.
The 50-year-old Inzaman, who scored 8,830 runs in 120 Tests and 11,739 runs in 378 ODIs, stated it was disappointing to see Pakistan lose from a successful place however backed his nation to show issues round within the second match.
“I think Pakistan team is better than England and we should have won the first Test. It’s very disappointing but I believe Pakistan can still win the series,” stated Inzamam on his YouTube channel.
Pakistan had grabbed a 107-run lead within the first innings however have been bowled out for 169 of their second essay, leaving England with a goal of 277.
The guests then diminished England to 117 for 5 however Buttler and Woakes shared a match-winning stand of 139 to take the sport away from Pakistan.
Inzamam stated the crew administration ought to encourage the gamers, who regarded dejected after their second-innings collapse.
“When you are going through a tough phase, the team’s body language should not change. This was clearly the case in the first Test because Pakistan players seemed under pressure after the second innings batting collapse on the third day,” he stated.
“The role of the team management is vital after such a defeat because the players’ morale will be down. They need to talk about the positives, like scoring 300 plus runs and the first innings lead, rather than focusing on the negatives,” he stated.
The second Test begins in Southampton on August 13. PTI