- Pitch behaved unpredictably on first day, says former Pakistan Check cricketer Iqbal Qasim
- Says an excellent partnership might regular the ship for Pakistan
- Advises gamers to bat with endurance and occupy the crease for lengthy hours
KARACHI: Pakistan was positioned in a troublesome place at 33-2 at stumps on the first day of its first Check with South Africa due to the unpredictable behaviour of the Nationwide Stadium pitch, says former chief selector Iqbal Qasim.
The previous Pakistan Check cricketer believes Pakistan has chosen a balanced aspect for the primary Check match.
However he says an excellent partnership might regular the ship. In his opinion, the efficiency of Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan is essential.
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Iqbal, a veteran of fifty Assessments, advised The Information Azhar and Fawad ought to set up a protracted partnership. “Rizwan, Hassan Ali and Faheem Ashraf should chip in to give Pakistan a lead. Otherwise, giving visitors a hefty lead may well be the last nail in the coffin for Pakistan,” he warned.
He steered captain Babar not ask for a heavy curler on the wicket on the second day as a result of the behaviour of the wicket shouldn’t be good.
He stated a light-weight curler can be appropriate for Pakistan’s first innings. “The wicket is uneven and the ball is keeping low as well as jumping off the surface, clearly showing that the wicket has not been prepared properly. Imran Butt’s scalp was a clear sign as the ball jumped off the surface and kissed the glove.
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“A heavy roller will further deteriorate the condition of the wicket and batting will become more difficult,” he stated.
Qasim praised Pakistan’s bowling and stated the sport is “wide open” regardless of Pakistan having misplaced 4 wickets. “On the second day they should bat with patience and try to occupy the crease for long hours,” he stated.