Before the Pakistan cricket team left for the all important tour of England, the Board honoured philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi by placing his foundation’s logo on the short of the national side. Speaking on this occasion test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq was confident that his side will give their all in the tour despite the challenging task posed by England.
“Yes, the tour is a challenging one, but these challenges always help us to raise our game and win.
Misbah appreciated his bowling attack and its ability to destroy any batting line-up in the world which is why he considered it as his trump card during the English tour.
“Our bowling attack is also excellent and it has the ability to destroy even the strongest of batting line-ups,” Misbah said. “I see the tour as a bright opportunity for our players to prove their mettle and play their due role in Pakistan’s victory.
“We just need to be focused and not get overawed by English conditions which will suit the home side,” he added.
Before the press conference it was speculated that Misbah might announce retirement from test cricket after the England test series but the captain negated all such rumours and said that he is yet to take a decision on this matter.
“I have not taken any decision in this regard as yet.” Said Misbah.
Misbah also pointed out the importance of leg spinners because they have the general tendency of picking up wickets and previously Kaneria and Warne had troubled the English batsman and he hoped that Yasir could do the same.
“Though the England team is performing well, I think they are fully aware of what Yasir Shah can do to them with his spinners,” he said.
Misbah also considered Amir as his ace bowler and pinned high hopes from the fast bowler in suitable English conditions.
“Amir has to prove both on and off the field that he is a changed man and this is the right way for everyone to stage a comeback in all fields of life,” Misbah said. “I hope Amir will play a vital role in Pakistan’s victories,” he concluded.