Pakistan’s chief selector Mohsin Khan hopes, the young cricket team that secured victory against Australia at Leeds, could beat England in the coming Test series.
“The English team will have the advantage of home conditions, and their batsmen are technically sound on their own pitches. Pakistan players will have to perform professionally in every department of the game to beat them on their soil,” said Mohsin.
Pakistan face England in the four-Test series beginning at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday.
“Our team is capable of overcoming England. And if our batsmen post a score of 300 plus, the bowlers can put Pakistan in driving seat,” The Dawn quoted Mohsin, as saying.
“Previously, batsmen of every team struggled playing in England. But as the home team’s batsmen are accustomed to play under those conditions, they can give a tough challenge to our bowlers. To make life difficult for English batsmen, our bowlers will have to bowl on right line and length,” he said.
Mohsin hailed the performance of the newly appointed captain Salman Butt, under whose captaincy Pakistan won the Leeds Test to break the jinx of losing matches from winning positions.
“It is a good sign that Pakistan defeated [limited-overs cricket] world champions Australia in the Leeds Test to break the jinx. And now keeping the same fighting spirit the young team can earn more success for the country,” he said. (ANI)