Pakistan ready to pick short time “World no1 Test Team Crown” but ODI Team need to learn from mistakes for ODI Ranking
By Adrees Malik
Pakistan Test Cricket team getting the heights of achievement since 2010 spot fixing incident under the captainship of mighty Misbha ul Haq. This is the big crown for Test Captain Misbah ul Haq but on the other hand a big challenge is ready for his Junior Azhar Ali to win the ODI series against England to keep his team away from ICC WC2019 Qualifier. Mighty Misbah Ul Haq got his career best with the help of Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafique, and the spiny and shine leg spinner Yaisr Shah. No doubt Azhar also have Shoeb Malik, Hafeez, Umar Gul and Yasri shah but the biggest problem for him the pressure to maintain Green team position in ICC ODI ranking. Pakistan team is looking for the best performance for autmomatic qualifies which is not an easy task for Azhar Eleven as English team is best his conditions. Pakistan’s test no1 ranking will also shadowed by the Lankan team’s performance against Kangaroo’s and the heavy rain in West Indies and India test. Misbah’s top order was struggling in all the four test matches and in the third match changeover of Hafeez with Sami Aslam was a positive step towards strengthens of the young talent.
Azhar can received same from Shoeb Malik’s batting as Younis did in the fourth test for Misbah but for that gain ODI captain should be cool in his job as well as an opener. Sharjeel’s ton against week Ireland is positive addition in Green Team’s confidence. Immad Waseem and Muhammad Nawaz can play major with both ball and bat for team green in middle of the inning in both the terms.
The most important thing to understand and to focus on is the fielding, which is the big concern for the Head coach and all of his helping hands. Pakistan Cricket team is much familiar with the English condition as they had spent almost two months. The ages bowl is not the new stadium for Pakistan Team, but on the other hand it is the luckiest place for Morgan. Pakistan and England are on the same page of strength in the 5 ODI matches series. The first match will be on Rose Bowl Cricket Ground on 24th August which will decide the weight of the series.