Misbah-ul-Haq, head coach of the national team, has said that the victory in the Tests has raised the morale of the team and they will maintain the winning streak in the T20 series.
Speaking to media online, head coach Misbah-ul-Haq said that South Africa visited Pakistan after a long absence, the home series was of great importance to us, on the one hand the team performs well by playing in its own conditions. And there is no pressure on it, the other players also get a chance to develop.
“What the cricket committee said after the New Zealand series was not the pressure but my focus is on the game, the pressure was just to win by performing well, the credit for the victory against South Africa,” he said. The whole team goes, the lower order performed well, the batsmen and bowlers were playing well but we were not getting success, the fielding in this series improved, we did not miss the chance and I think that The difference in the series was the fielding that led us to victory.
Misbah-ul-Haq added that the victory has raised the morale of the team, we will maintain the winning streak in the T20 series, our team does not have as much experience as before but the players have a lot of potential, they take advantage of the opportunity. Yes, the team cannot be considered completely inexperienced as there are many players in it who are constantly playing the team.
The head coach said that they were walking with Mohammad Rizwan and Faheem Ashraf because they have a lot of talent which they have proved. We thought that it would be useful for us and they have done it. Both of them are the pillars of our team at the moment, both of them are performing consistently, we needed a bowling all-rounder at number seven, Faheem Ashraf has fulfilled our need, Mohammad Rizwan is very hardworking. Took advantage
Misbah-ul-Haq said about the openers that the openers are out of form, they need to be given confidence, they will work on their shortcomings, they will also be present at the National High Performance Center, they will be worked on for a month and a half, we We can’t waste our openers and we shouldn’t change them after a couple of series. Apart from Abid Ali, Shaun Masood, Imran Butt and Abdullah Shafiq, we don’t see any performing openers so we will work on them.
Regarding the inclusion of Azam Khan and Sharjeel Khan in the team, Misbah-ul-Haq said that in order to join the Pakistan team, everyone has to achieve fitness standards, similarly Azam Khan and Sharjeel Khan have to achieve fitness standards. The message has reached them, let’s see how they achieve this standard.