Pakistan Chief Selector, Inzamam Ul Haq mulled about bringing back Mohammad Hafeez in the ranks if the vulnerable batting show continues.
“We can bring Hafeez back into the team if we need him,” said Inzamam Ul Haq while talking to media in Karachi.
Pakistan’s batting line up has put disappointed performance so far in both the innings of the first test of the ongoing two-match test series against New Zealand in their home ground.
Pakistan were all out in the first inning on a small total of 133 runs and in the second inning they are seven down on the score of 122 with Asad Shafiq and Sohail Khan at the crease. They are leading by 62 runs, but, have lost seven wickets in the process.
Inzamam expressed his disappointment with the performance saying that the batting line up could not deliver as it was expected from them.
“We were hoping for a good performance from the team but they couldn’t deliver. However, the New Zealand wickets are different and we should give some time to the team to adjust,” told Inzi.
Pakistan will hope to get their lead to at least somewhere around 150 runs to give their bowlers something to play for.
The Chief Selector has given a clear message to the players that they will have to perform well to be in the team, otherwise, other players will replace them.
“Players who will under-perform consistently will be removed to make way for others.”
The head coach Mickey Arthur has accepted the fact that Kiwis have got better of them, however, he is still positive that Pakistan can bounce back in the game.
“We’ve been out-played so far,” said Arthur. “We feel that with a 150-170 [lead on the board], we could have a real chance because there’s still enough in the wicket,” he added.