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Pak vs SA: Misbah hints at adjustments in squad for Rawalpindi Take a look at in opposition to South Africa

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  • Misbah says the administration will guarantee that the most effective crew is fielded in opposition to South Africa for the second Take a look at.
  • The top coach says will comply with the horses-for-courses coverage reasonably than sticking to the identical outdated mythology of retaining the successful squad.
  • The PCB official hopes that dry circumstances would assist the curators get the wicket appropriate for the hosts.

RAWALPINDI: Pakistani head coach Misbahul Haq on Tuesday mentioned that if the circumstances demanded the crew might be bringing in some adjustments within the squad for the second Take a look at in opposition to South Africa.

Throughout a media briefing after a apply session on the Pindi Stadium, the coach mentioned that they might comply with the horses-for-courses coverage reasonably than sticking to the identical outdated mythology of retaining the successful squad.

Greatest crew to bat in opposition to Proteas

“We would make sure that the best team is fielded against South Africa for the second Test. Though it is too early to say anything on the final combination, we would not be afraid of making any changes in the team if some need arises.”

Acknowledging that the circumstances might be completely different whereas enjoying on the Pindi Stadium, Misbah mentioned: “No doubt Pindi and Karachi stadiums have different conditions. We are monitoring the situation and will decide on the final combination once we inspect the final shape of the playing surface.”

Misbah added that crew’s administration wouldn’t hesitate to drop a bowler (spinner) who can be of no use in these circumstances. 

Pitch circumstances

Touching upon the pitch circumstances, Misbah hoped that dry circumstances would assist the curators get the wicket appropriate for the hosts. 

“We have had some fine dry spells here. Hopefully, things would turn up to our liking.”

“Any bowler who would be of no use on this pitch could be dropped for a better option. What we want is to put up the best efforts to win the Test and retain supremacy in the series. We would do what will be the best for the team.”

The top coach mentioned the crew was even able to counter the most effective spin assault from South Africa. “Shamsi could not play the first Test. Let’s see how he would go on to perform here if selected.”

‘Rauf bowling brilliantly within the nets’

Praising Haris Rauf for bowling brilliantly within the nets, the previous captain mentioned: We’ve given him a long term and he got here out good. He’s bowling some effective spells even with an outdated ball within the nets and is enhancing with every passing day. He’s proficient and an excellent future is forward of him. If there’s a want so as to add one pacer within the crew we even can contemplate him.”

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Talking about Hassan Ali’s choice, he mentioned that he can be needing a while to get into the most effective form.

“Nobody can deny his utility within the crew. He will be utilised within the crew as a fielder, bowler, and batsman. We’re additionally utilizing Shaheen Shah Afridi very fastidiously as placing additional strain on him can be a dangerous affair.”

Opening pair

Expressing issues over the opening pair, Misbah mentioned that the administration wished to offer an prolonged run to what was accessible.

 “Yes, it is unfortunate that we haven’t got a settled opening pair as yet. The same has happened in New Zealand. We are trying to give our openers a longer run and want to get the best out of them.”

Concerning studies on the potential for shedding his job as head coach after the collection, Misbah mentioned he was solely specializing in his present-day duties.

“I never take pressure as few things always remain beyond our control. I am only focusing on the series and right now on the second Test. I don’t want to take extra pressure.”

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