Happy to see Rizwan gaining form before first Test: Misbah


Napier: Head Coach Misbah-ul-Haq was happy with Mohammad Rizwan playing a match-winning knock and gaining his form back before the all-important Test series. 

Speaking to reporters after Rizwan helped Pakistan notch a four-wicket victory over New Zealand, Misbah said Rizwan was under immense pressure and this inning gave him confidence before going into the Test series.

“Happy to see Rizwan under pressure, this inning definitely gave him much-needed confidence before going into the Test series. I hope he continues this performance in Tests,” he said.

Misbah reiterated that it was tough for players to come out of a tough phase upon arrival in New Zealand and then getting ready for T20Is in a short span of time. “It was tough for players to gell in a short time. We needed a win to gain confidence after losing the first two games. Our focus is now on Test series, we will try to not repeat mistakes in the longer format,” he concluded.

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