“According to me, Misbah and team management would take a chance to go with Iftikhar in place of Fawad for the first test. Players like Iftikhar give an edge with their right-arm off-spin bowling as most of England’s batsmen comprise of left handers”
Discussing about cricket in the bio-secure bubble, Basit thinks that players would find it challenging in the start to adjust towards the conditions but English would have an advantage by playing WI early.
“It will be a new outing for both the teams, but since England has home advantage, they will adjust better” he said.
“Top and middle order batsman would find it less challenging to score runs as no saliva will be added to the ball” he added.
Basit Ali is positive that the team management that includes Misbah ul Haq, Younis Khan and Mushtaq Ahmed will gel up the team to win matches and dominate England.
“Cricketers will get ample amount of opportunities to learn from this management. The difference in Abid Ali’s batting was evident in the practice matches and it seems like Younis Khan is working hard with him which is a good sign”