Banking on the young abilities, Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq hoped for better outcomes in 2020 and indicated that a pair of seniors may perhaps well moreover merely now not return to the nationwide facet. Misbah hailed emergence of batsman Babar Azam and tempo duo of Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi in 2019, which he termed as sophisticated for Pakistan in Test cricket.
“Going additional we desire to enhance loads of things in each red-ball and white-ball cricket. This group has adequate attainable and novel boys are moreover making their methodology in global cricket. There’s completely a vivid future forward for us,” Misbah said.
The coach spoke highly of Babar Azam.
“The emergence of Babar Azam as a mega neatly-known particular person all the plan via all formats is terribly moral news for Pakistan cricket. He remained number 1 in T20I cricket and is in the head ten batsmen in the ODI cricket.
“He played some sparkling innings in the World Cup and ended the year by organising himself as a Test batsman with scintillating performances in Australia and two centuries in opposition to Sri Lanka in Pakistan.”
Misbah moreover renowned Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi’s impressive initiating in Test cricket.
“Naseem obtained a fifer in the final Test in opposition to Sri Lanka. Shaheen bowled properly in the World Cup and he showed glimpses of being a Test bowler in South Africa, and bowled truly properly in Australia and here in Pakistan in opposition to Sri Lanka. We are able to confidently financial institution on these two promising rapidly-bowlers one day.
“Overall, we are on the moral song. The more we play the longer format, the more we are able to enhance. We desire to realize loads of work in white-ball cricket earlier than the all-foremost ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.”
Misbah didn’t retract any names but his feedback indicated that it’s the tip of the facet toll road for Muhammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik in global cricket “We can wander a prolonged methodology with a pair of more additions in the facet and the show veil avid gamers maturing,” he said.
Misbah since assuming the dual responsibility in September has himself come below fire for the group’s melancholy performances specially after they suffered a three nil defeat to Sri Lanka in the T20 dwelling series but didn’t call Hafeez or Malik to the group despite the indisputable truth that Pakistan moreover misplaced a T20 series in Australia.
Hafeez and Malik final played for Pakistan in the World Cup. Since then Malik has retired from ODIs and excellent makes a speciality of T20 cricket whereas Hafeez is moreover accessible moral for white-ball cricket. None of the two has been known as up for Pakistan accountability by Misbah.
Malik and Hafeez earn in a blended total made 705 white ball global ODI and T20 appearances for Pakistan.
Misbah said Pakistan’s performances in white ball cricket suffered since their foremost avid gamers luxuriate in Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan, on the abet of whom we had gained the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, misplaced produce at a foremost time which noticed us undergo in the ODI World Cup and T20I format.