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Former skipper and top-request batsman Azhar Ali said that pacers should have their impact against kiwis. Photograph: Geo. television/File
  • The top-request batsman said that all would significantly rely upon the bowlers to change the game against the kiwis.
  • Ali said it was consistently hard for Asian sides to perform at the beginning of any tour.
  • Pakistan will confront New Zealand in the primary Test coordinate in Mount Manganui.

ISLAMABAD: Former chief and top-request batsman Azhar Ali said that it is difficult to play at all against the hosts at their number one contributes however he has confidence the Pakistan group’s capacity to give a difficult stretch to considerable New Zealand and make the Test arrangement truly interesting.

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“Our team has the ability to make the series really interesting as well as tough for the hosts. New Zealand definitely has the home advantage but we too have a good competitive unit to pose a tough challenge to the hosts,” the previous commander said while addressing media from New Zealand.

‘All depends on bowlers’

The top-request batsman said that all would significantly rely upon the bowlers. He added: “We must try to stay at the wicket and make the best use of the opportunity coming our way. There is a need to stay long at the crease and help the team get a good competitive total.”

“Usually such type of wickets suit the pace bowlers so I hope that Pakistan’s pace attack will play a decisive role in this wicket. Seamers can easily win matches for us and hopefully, they would put up their best efforts to bring laurels for the country,” he opined.

Assisting new captain

Apart from his part in batting, Azhar likewise needed to assist new skipper Mohammad Rizwan.

“As a senior most player of the squad, I would be there to help out Rizwan if such a need arises. I know I have a role to play and I am ready for it.”

The previous Test commander said it was consistently hard for Asian sides to perform at the start of any tour.

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Azhar likewise conceded that as a senior individual from the group it was his obligation to bring the youths in the side.

“Being a senior I have the responsibility to take along all the youngsters. My efforts would be to stay at the crease as long as possible and help the youngsters score runs. I would make all-out efforts in this regard,” he said.

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