Centurion: Pakistan national men’s team head coach Misbah-ul-Haq believes that the pitches in Centurion and Johannesburg suit them.
The 46-year-old Misbah on Monday expressed that these conditions help Pakistan as a whole, especially the batsmen.
“I think especially with white-ball cricket, the pitches are very good, they’re true pitches, with good bounce and pace and for batters,” he said.
“In white-ball cricket, it is easier to adjust to these conditions and you get good value for shots. Obviously Pakistan has also always had the luxury of good fast bowlers. That is the reason Pakistan has done well here,” he added.
“If I look back when I used to play, these two wickets at Centurion and Wanderers, I really enjoyed batting on them, the bounce and the pace is very true,” he added.
Meanwhile, Misbah emphasized the need of supporting each other cricketing nations during the time of COVID-19 pandemic.
“Both the boards are working very hard especially to keep this series going. Players and all coaching staff are keen to just play and move forward,” he added.
“Obviously some measures been taken keeping in view previous series but we are hopeful that if we just look after protocols, especially the players while practising, and take responsibility, I’m pretty sure series will go on. Already we’ve been to England and New Zealand, completed series there and obviously we’d like to do the same here. We’ll do our best to complete this series.” he maintained.
Pakistan-South Africa ODI series starts on Friday here at SuperSport Park, Centurion. The national team is practicing hard for the last three days in order to adjust to the conditions here in South Africa.