Since Misbah ul Haq has taken over the dual roles at once for the Pakistan Cricket Team, several fuming and critic queries have been raised over the scenario. It must be challenging for a single person to cope up with the multiple problems; i.e, dealing with the selection along with performing as a head coach for the national team.
Recently, according to reliable resources, it has been revealed he might have to give up one of his posts.
In the last virtual meeting conducted by PCB, according to the Hindustan Times, PCB has acknowledged some latest ethics code upon which all the management and authorities have consent.
According to the page twenty-seven of the new ethics code, a specific person can uphold a single working position at once. This is to be implemented to PSL and PCB staff.
Misbah ul Haq reluctant on giving up his dual role
The well-known journalist, Shoaib Jutt, asked Misbah on his roles but the head coach-cum-chief selector dismissed the question and mentioned some other folks instead.
These things befall later as we are concerned about Pak vs Eng Test series for now
The Head coach-cum-chief selector is ‘pretty much’ satisfied with the team’s form
However, the test veteran is pretty much satisfied with the side’s form. He believes the side can chase against England as they are in proper form. Mentioning recent England vs West Indies test matches, Misbah believes it could work as a strategy to extract relevant notions from the game and implementing or using them as a card in Pakistan vs England test matches.
Misbah finds Old Trafford’s pitch similar as they were in Eng vs WI test matches, does not seem worried about taking two spinners in the ground
As two of the matches have already taken place at Old Trafford, a vast group of people believes having only two spinners in the Men in Green’s squad might be troublesome as the pitches would require more of spin. Also, the spinners in lastly held matches have given perfect consequences. On the scenario, Misbah sees the Old Trafford’s pitches similar as they were in West Indies vs England test matches
The pitches today are similar to that of the lastly held test matches and we are looking up the conditions routinely in case if changes strike.
As the West Indies took the lead in the first test match upon home-siders, Pakistan have got the support from their followers and high-expectations of winning. The dual role Misbah sees it as a shining opportunity for the side from where their confidence could be boosted.
Conditions are in our favor and the hot temperature can help Pakistan’s players but we cannot take it for granted. Instead, we are more focused on our basic plans and natural cricket. England is not the easy opponent to face at their own backyard.
Old Trafford’s conditions might be easier to face than the lastly faced conditions: Misbah ul Haq
Upon being questioned if the uniform way of practicing thrice in the warm-up matches could cost an adverse, Misbah says,
The players have gone through the critical conditions before and Old Trafford might be an easy target than that (Derbyshire and Worcestershire). Also, the recreational activities along with the indoor games have kept the boys fresh. Rest of the nervousness would be fading up after facing the main match as there have not been any cricket for three months.
Two centuries for Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq in the last eighteen matches. Could it be an alarming sign?
Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq, who are known to be the senior red-ball cricket’s batsman, have knocked two centuries in their last eighteen signed up matches. The journalists see it as an alarming sign and believe it could pressurized the newly elected ODI skipper, Babar Azam, who is known to be the backbone of Pakistan Cricket Team in all three formats.
Will Babar Azam be under pressure being the only consistent batsman of his side
Misbah also sees Babar as the champion who never fails to inspire the audience. He says his cricket is not selfish and rather than thinking for scoring runs, his vision is to take the team towards victory. According to him, the rest of the players instead of thinking for scoring runs shall focus more on the team’s win. The head coach says it is an utmost duty of the top-order batsman to feasibly play the sensible knocks for a massive score.
A sixteen-man-squad to be disclosed on Tuesday
However, the sixteen-men-squad is to be revealed on Tuesday. The side will be featuring in three test matches kicking off from 5th August that are to be followed by a three-match T20I series.