Sarfraz hopeful for his batsmen to score in second test


Pakistan’s skipper Sarfraz Ahmed optimistic for his batsmen to score big against South Africa in the second test of three-match series starting from December three in Cape Town.

Ahmed while talking to the media ahead of their second test said that batters are confident enough to change the fortunes and hopefully they will not repeat past mistakes.

“Our batting lacked in the┬álast match but that is past now. We are confident enough to give stiff competition to the hosts in our next clash,” said Sarfraz who also revealed that they will go with same six batsmen.

Sarfraz said that the pitch in Cape Town has something to offer for spinners as well so they will retain Yasir Shah in the laying XI.

“This pitch offers some turn and hopefully Yasir will get wickets here,” he said.

The skipper is happy on the fitness of right-arm fast bowler Mohammad Abbas who is expected to make a comeback in the upcoming test.

“We have got another pace option as Abbas is now completely fit,” he said.

On a question regarding the similarity between Africa’s fast bowler Vernon Philander and Abbas, Sarfraz said that it will too early to compare both the bowlers as one is playing for last 10 years and another has just started his career.

“I think it is not an ideal time to compare Philander and Abbas,” he stated.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan will face South Africa in their second test of three-match series in Cape Town from tomorrow (December 3). The hosts are 1-0 up against the visitors.