Director of the Pakistan cricket crew, Mohammad Hafeez, was left disenchanted by Australia’s techniques forward of the three-match Take a look at collection, which begins in Perth on December 14.
Whereas talking to media on Monday, Hafeez mentioned that the pitch for the four-day follow match in Canberra was actually sluggish.
“To be honest we tick most of the boxes as a team but obviously really surprised and disappointed with the pitch we received for practice match in Canberra. It was the slowest pitch on which we can ever play as a visiting team in Australia. But as a team we are very happy with the preparations we had, most of the boxes are ticked and we are absolutely ready for the exciting challenge coming ahead for us,” Hafeez mentioned.
“Everyone knew it. There is no point in repeating it over and over again. The disappointment was really high as we were not expecting such arrangements but it may be their tactics but we are ready for that,” he added.
Hafeez was additionally upbeat forward of the Take a look at collection even if Australia are a tricky crew to beat in their very own yard.
“We are here to beat Australia and not just compete,” the previous Pakistan all-rounder mentioned.
The previous right-hander additionally backed the management expertise of Shan Masood, who will lead Pakistan for the primary time in the course of the collection.
“Shan Masood is a good cricketer and a leader. He has a good relationship with his teammates. We are not concerned about the fact that we are heading into the series with a new captain and management,” he mentioned.
Hafeez additionally mentioned that there’s a chance of together with each Sarfaraz Ahmed and Mohammad Rizwan within the taking part in XI however added that “nothing is finalised yet”.
Sequence scheduleFirst Take a look at: December 14-18, Perth
Second Take a look at: December 26-30, Melbourne
Third Take a look at: January 3-7, Sydney