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Misbah-ul-Haq talks about goals in all three formats for Pakistan Cricket

Misbah-ul-Haq, the head coach and chief selector of Pakistan men’s national cricket team, interacted with the Pakistan media via videoconference call today.

  • Pretty satisfied with the preparation in view of no cricket for 3 months and no face to face contact. 
  • The team bonding and fitness suggest we are ready for the Test series and looking forward to it.
  • England v West Indies Test provided recent evidence of the playing conditions.
  • We shall consider option of two spinners and that is encouraging for us.
  • Expectations are high for Pakistan and that is good for our confidence.
  • Even if its is hot and dry conditions, beating England in England remains very tough
  • No sign of boredom in the squad - nervous energy is always there before the start of the series.
  • No added pressure on Babar - all six batsmen will need to contribute.
  • Babar likes the challenge of performing 
  • Abid and Shan - are coming into a tough series with good record in the past two Test series 
  • Top orders of both sides will decide the series
  • England have sacrificed a batsman to have five specialist bowlers - we will try our best to counter that.
  • England have great experience in bowling and Pakistan has potential.
  • Both myself and Younis Khan and seeking gradual improvement in players
  • Aim to be amongst top three teams of the world in all three formats.
  • 16-man squad shall be announced on Tuesday.