‘ENGvWI series will help us a lot’ Azhar Ali

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Lahore: Test skipper Azhar Ali is looking forward to keenly observe cricket in ‘bio-secure bubble’ when England take on West Indies in the first Test on July 8. 

Speaking to reporters via teleconference om Saturday, Ali said that it will take some time to adjust with some new rules such as ‘ban on applying saliva to the ball’.

“We all are curious about how cricket in the ‘bio-secure bubble’ will look,” he said. “I am pretty sure that West Indies vs England Test series in July will help us know more about the bio-secure environment,” he added.

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Azhar said that they will miss the crowd in the stadium, especially Pakistani supporters who had always shown support to them. “We will definitely miss the crowd there but we have to adjust ourselves. I hope fans will enjoy cricket after a long period of time on TV,” he maintained.

To a query about personal preparations for tough England tour, the right-handed batsman expressed hopes to lead the side from the front. “My priority will be to lead my team from the front and give match-winning performances,” he concluded.

It must be noted here that the Pakistan team will leave for England on June 28 to play three Tests and as many T20Is in August and September.

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