Lahore: International umpire Aleem Dar was also disappointed with poor fielding by Pakistan against New Zealand in the ongoing Test series.
Speaking to reporters here on Monday, Dar said taking catches is so important to win games, especially in Test cricket.
“Fielding plays an important role in winning matches. Pakistan’s fielding and dropping catches were way disappointing. A couple of dropped opportunities in both Tests hurt Pakistan a lot,” he said.
Meanwhile, the top Pakistani umpire showed his availability for the upcoming home series against South Africa. “I will officiate in all matches against South Africa. I am very pleased to see top teams coming to Pakistan and PCB making complete efforts to revive to-class international cricket here,” he mentioned.
It must be noted here that South Africa will tour Pakistan after 14 years. The Proteas will arrive in Karachi on 16 January and will play the first Test at the National Stadium in Karachi from 26-30 January. They will then travel to Rawalpindi where the second Test will be held from 4-8 February.
The visiting side will then travel to Lahore where they will play three T20Is at Gaddafi Stadium on 11, 13, and 14 February.