AUS v PAK

Imam ul Haq looking forward to battle against Mitchell Starc in second Test at Adelaide

The Pakistani left-handed opening batsman, Imam ul Haq is super excited to face Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc in the Adelaide Oval test if picked in the squad.

Previously, during CWC19 matches, Imam had spit out bigger words. He had said that, Mitchell Starc is not a threat for him at all after he has faced Archer and Wood in the tournament.

“I have faced Mitchell in the ODIs and T20s as well. Yeah, I guess it’s gonna be difficult for all the batsmen and the pink ball will challenge you but after 10 to 15 balls it will be okay and easier and you will be comfortable – I really think so,” Imam was quoted as saying by PakPassion.net.

Imam has presented his views over conditions at Adelaide where match might be played in lights with a pink ball. He said that, the conditions here differ with those of Gabba that might anyways be helpful to our spinners.

“The Adelaide wicket is slightly different than Brisbane and its good for batsmen as well and it has a little bit of help for the spinners. Our batsmen are very confident, we did good in the practice matches as well and you always work hard in the nets to prepare for the worst and that’s what our batting unit was doing and InshaAllah it will be a different result,” he added.

The performance of Pakistan have not remained exceptional and upto the mark so far on Australia’s tour. They have lost T20 series and the first test as well. Their batsmen haven’t showed their potential and couldn’t have worked out infront of Aussie pace.

Despite of having some outclass batmen in the team like Rizwan, Babar, Azhar and Asad, Pakistan have failed to perform till now. Anyhow, in the second innings of the Gabba test, openers tried to manage in a bit settled way  with Azam making 104 and Rizwan slamming 95, while Shafiq had saved face for the team with 76 in the first innings. The no. 7 ranked Test team have not won any Test in Australia for a very long time and the trend has continued after the results of the first match.

It is to be noted that the second test between Pakistan and Australia is to take place from 29Nov-3Dec at Adelaide.

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