Pakistan Test captain Azhar Ali thinks it is possible to lose to England in the upcoming tour of England. But he looked to the success of his batting department for that. On the other hand, in the case of bowlers, the ban on the use of saliva will not have much effect, said the Pakistan captain.
The three-match Test series is set to begin on July 30 with the Lord’s Test. Corona will be the next international series. Arrive in England and observe quarantine. And because of that, Pakistan will board the British plane about a month ago.
He is scheduled to leave for England on Sunday (July 26) with 20 cricketers and 11 support staff. The Pakistan team is going to England without 10 cricketers as it proved positive in the coronavirus test. Six of them have tested negative in the second test. If you fail the test again next week, you will only be allowed to go to England.
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Speaking to the media on the eve of leaving the country, Captain Azhar Ali uttered a message of hope. The latest Test figures against England, however, speak for Pakistan. England has won just three of their last 12 Tests against Pakistan’s six. Azhar is optimistic about the positive results in the upcoming series if the batsmen do well.
“I think if we can collect around 300 or more then we have a good chance of losing to England,” the Pakistan captain said. We have come back very well in recent tours, we have played well there.
The Pakistani batsman, who is playing in that Test, is also very optimistic about the team’s pace attack. Youngsters like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Nasim Shah and Mohammad Hasnain have immense potential to do well in English conditions. There are also experts in the bowling attack.
Azhar, meanwhile, said the temporary ban on the use of saliva due to the coronavirus would not have much effect. The 35-year-old Pakistani batsman added, “I don’t think it would be a problem not to use saliva to increase the brightness of the ball. The pacers sweat a lot, and Duke has a lot of wax coating. As a result, I hope the ball will be shiny for a long time, and the bowlers are able to use their sweat.