KARACHI: Pakistan’s head coach Misbah ul Haq feels that Pakistan has an excellent alternative to enhance its file towards South Africa within the upcoming two match Take a look at collection ranging from Tuesday.
Chatting with journalists on Sunday, Misbah mentioned that beforehand South Africa was a really robust aspect with top of the range batsmen who have been excellent towards spin bowlers and have been backed by an equally robust bowling line up.
The Pakistan coach believes that it won’t be the identical case this time and that Pakistan can have a bonus as a lot of the gamers have been enjoying in situations just like the house floor.
“South Africa had a good amount of strength in the past. They had decent spinners and then batsmen who could play against a spin attack well but this is slightly a different South African side and we look forward to improve our record against them. We will try to exploit their weaknesses. This is the time for us to play good cricket against them,” Misbah mentioned.
“The home team always has the edge due to home conditions; we also have an edge because our players have been playing domestic cricket here in Karachi. So, they know how things are going to be. So, we have a good opportunity against South Africa to do well and win the series,” the 46-year-old added.
The previous captain mentioned that Pakistan has practiced effectively in response to the enjoying situations and particular drills have been carried out to enhance requirements of fielding. He mentioned the group is subsequently assured forward of the Take a look at collection.
‘Does not matter what persons are saying’
The top coach was additionally requested about his efficiency because the group’s coach and whereas he agreed that he’s not totally happy with the efficiency, he mentioned that he’s not frightened about what’s being mentioned about his future.
“We have always played our cricket under pressure; it doesn’t matter what people have been saying and there is no guarantee and no surety. What is important is how you respond to the job in hand,” he mentioned.
“Pressure is always there on anyone, be it a coach or player, but you’ve got to deal with it. The results are not in your control, so you don’t think much about it. What is in your control is your strategy and execution. So, you’ll have to be perfect [in those areas],” the pinnacle coach mentioned.
Misbah, replying to a query, mentioned that the presence of Saqlain Mushtaq and Mohammad Yousuf is helpful for the gamers and the group’s general power. He brushed apart the suggestion that having too many coaches on the sector may create issues for gamers.
‘No comparability between NZ and SA’
He mentioned that the outcomes of Pakistan’s collection in New Zealand received’t have any influence on Pakistan’s preparation for the collection towards South Africa as there’s no comparability.
“We played in different conditions in New Zealand than the scenarios that we would have while playing in Pakistan. Your strategy here will be different from what it was in New Zealand. So we will forget what happened in New Zealand and plan according to the conditions and requirements of playing in Pakistan.” Misbah mentioned.
‘Babar ought to have a free hand’
He additionally backed Babar as captain and mentioned that the skipper must be empowered and have freedom to execute his plans in response to his understanding when he’s there on the sector.
“You learn things when you start doing them. Babar is learning well as captain. He has been discussing everything and how to execute his plans so that we can have our mind prepared for the match day,” Misbah said.
“Babar is an intelligent cricketer and he understands the game. He should be given a free hand to execute his plans […] that’s how he will learn captaincy,” Misbah added.