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Inzamam calls for 'positive and attacking' cricket from Pakistan ahead of Australia Test series

Inzamam calls for 'positive and attacking' cricket from Pakistan ahead of Australia Test series
The veteran of 120 Tests expressed concern at the old-school mindset of Pakistan's cricket team which needs to improve in accordance with time.
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Pakistan Cricket chief selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq has advised his side to play 'positive and attacking' cricket in the upcoming three Test series against Australia starting on December 15th.

The veteran of 120 Tests expressed concern at the old-school mindset of Pakistan's cricket team which needs to improve in accordance with time.

"Other teams have moved on and changed their mindset and way of playing cricket. We are still playing cricket of yesteryears and that is a concern for the selectors," Inzamam told PTI today.

The ex-skipper also called for his batsmen to play more freely instead of going in a nutshell due to fear of losing their wicket.

"Times have changed and so has cricket nowadays scoring and strike rates are as important as anything else," he noted.

"When you are worrying about losing your wicket all the time then obviously you can't play freely and our players need to realize this. They must realize this and see how other teams are playing even test cricket now."

The 46-year-old believes that Pakistan has got the players required to win against Australia, however, he also stressed upon the need to change the style of cricket.

Younis Khan, who has been instrumental in Pakistan reaching the number one rankings in Test cricket earlier this year, will need to continue scoring runs for the visitors to have a crack at win down-under.

"We have a good team but we need to be more positive and attacking. Younis has to get runs that is important."

Inzamam also appeared less satisfied with speedster Mohammad Aamir who has made a comeback to international cricket after serving a ban for spot fixing.

"It is difficult to settle down again and start performing like one did in the past after five years. Aamir has not performed up to expectations as yet but he has lot of talent and potential and we know he can deliver," he added.

"Still our team has the potential to beat any side. They must just play with freedom and without any fear of losing."

Pakistan will commence the series at Brisbane with a day and night match.

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