24 September 2020
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.