Abid Ali confident for first-ever Test series in England


Lahore: Opener Abid Ali is looking forward to continuing strong performances in his first-ever Test series in England. 

While talking to reporters via teleconference on Tuesday, the Test cricketer expressed hopes for a successful England tour. “It will be a tough tour for both the teams following the current situation. COVID-19 is there but I think we need to move forward and have some cricket now,” said the only Pakistani batter to score back-to-back centuries in the first two Tests.

“If I get a chance in Tests, it will be my first series of the longer version of the game. I had a good run back in Pakistan and I will try to take confidence from those performances,” the cricketer added.

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Pakistan team will travel to England in the last week of June and will stay in quarantine for 14 days alongside training. The first Test of the three-match series is scheduled from August 5.

Abid thinks that the players and coaching staff will have ample time in England to plan for both Tests and T20Is. “We will have around one month there to prepare ourselves. Our focus is to make the most of that time and frame strong plans for the series. Meanwhile, West Indies series will also help us in judging cricket during current situation,” he concluded.

It must be noted here that Abid has played four Tests so far for Pakistan. He has scored 321 runs at an average of 107 with two centuries to his account.

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