KARACHI: Pakistan’s former Take a look at quick bowler and head coach of PSL franchise Lahore Qalandars Aaqib Javed on Tuesday stated that West Indies and Pakistan Take a look at collection towards England are very essential for the revival of worldwide cricket and the contests will encourage extra cricket boards to organise bilateral collection quickly.
“It is so unfortunate that we didn’t see any cricket in last three months because of Covid-19 but its a great development that West Indies and Pakistan teams have reached England and we are all set to witness Test cricket in England along with T20 matches,” he stated.
Aaqib stated regardless of the collection of 29 gamers for the England tour, Pakistan’s Take a look at squad appears to be like inexperienced and unsettled and England might win the collection 3-0.
“Pakistan did well in the last two Test series [in England] and we were able to draw the Test series, but during the last one or two years England have really raised their game and the way they are playing cricket in lall three formats is just remarkable,” he noticed.
“Pakistan will wrestle within the Take a look at collection as they’ve high quality line-up, They’ve world class quick bowlers in form of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer in addition to a match-winning all-rounder like Ben Stokes and likewise they’ve a positive Take a look at batting line up.
“Their batsmen not only score big but also at a rapid pace and that is where Pakistan will lack as we are still playing the game in an old fashioned way,” stated Aaqib.
“If Pakistan manage to play 125 overs we still may not score enough runs as compared to England who can smash a huge score in as many overs and can out play the opposition after that.”
Aaqib echoed the views of former captain Ramiz Raja and expressed doubts about Mohammad Abbas’ utility and stated he has misplaced appreciable tempo and might not be efficient as he was final 12 months.
“If we look at the Pakistan pace attack, it lacks experience and a bit of quality,” famous Aaqib. “Abbas is a skilled bowler however he has misplaced tempo and it’ll have an effect on his efficiency.
“Additionally, after ban of saliva, most of Pakistan quick bowlers will wrestle as they principally depend on reverse swing and take wickets with the outdated ball.
“Shaheen Shah Afridi is a rising quick bowlers and he can do effectively however the extremely rated Naseem Shah lacks expertise and this collection might be an enormous check for the younger pacer, stated Aaqib.
“As for Yasir Shah, he performed all over the world before but during the last two years or so, his form has been on the decline. But i still feel that his performance will be the key in Test series,” added Aaqib.
Talking about proficient younger pacer Haris Rauf, Aaqib stated: “He can do effectively in Assessments if given an opportunity as he has tempo which is required to topple batting line ups in a time of saliva ban and likewise he has aggression to shock England staff.
“Haris did well in Australia in Grade Cricket and later played first class matches too. So he has the credentials to do well in Tests and is also a very commited bowler who always wants to do well.”
However when reminded that Haris didn’t excel in PSL 5 video games, Aaqib stated: “He played in PSL despite injury because he wanted the Qalandars to do well for Qalandars. But he was not fit and was not able to perform well.”
Aaqib additional stated that Pakistan Cricket Board should attempt to stage remaining matches of PSL 5 and the winner must be determine by way of competitors.
“PSL 5 should be completed. PCB must try and host remaining matches whether in Pakistan or in the UAE but the winner should be decided through competition on ground. I hope PCB will be able to find a small window this year around November to complete PSL 5,” Aaqib stated.
Printed in Daybreak, July 1st, 2020