After the twenty20 world cup 2016, Pakistan cricket team going to visit first time in England to play a series. Though it was a little bit gap, however Pak team preparing themselves from a long time for this series.
Hafeez having question about his fitness. Ahamed Shehzad is out of squad for the test series but having chance to call for ODI & t20. 4 fast bowler, 1 leg & 1 off spinner would be the key for the Greens to guide them for victory over English team. Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal would be join for One Day & Twenty20 squad as well.
Pakistan team squad for test series in England
Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Shan Masood, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Sami Aslam, Younis Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asad Shafiq, Sohail Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Zulfiqar Babar, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Imran Khan
Few years back, the scenario of Pakistan team was extremely outstanding and they were the leading cricket nation in always. Every moment, they got young talents, super star & performance oriented players to contribute for the national team. Though the environment and situation always forced selection committee but their struggling & experienced hands saved them in lot of moments.
Before the retirement of Multan’s Sultan, Inzamam ul haq this green army team was much more disciplined. Day by day, for some reason, they lost their cricketers by spot fixing, political issues & lack of guideline.
3 young talent Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir & Mohammad Asif, banned for 5 years in England series 2010. Cause of heavy performance of Amir in Bangladesh Premier League, guide PCB to call him back to join in ICC world twenty20 2016 India. Basically, his performance in last of couple of matches was extremely outstanding for his nation. Though their opener Butt, also have not restriction about to play International & league matches but may be PCB isn’t satisfy by his current performance. Few months back, media released couple of news about Butt to back in International cricket on Eng – Pak series on July, 2016. But finally, PCB announced team squad where his name was not found. Pakistani Glenn Mcgrath nicknamed Mohammad Asif is out of media as well. Actually, no one is worry and give focus on this world class bowler.
New faces coming in just when PCB releasing any squad for a specific tournament. But problem is, their cricketers can’t stay into the team cause of performance irregularity. For example, after the retirement Shayed Anwar, still now Pak team suffering for their opener.
Misbah-ul-Haque, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan & Shahid Afridi is the only experienced cricketer of them. The scenario of current team is, there is no superstar or, fixed player available into the man of green. Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Amir should be take the responsibility.
After a long time, Pakistani team going to visit England for a big tournament where statistics preferring White-reds in test & ODI. How much better performance can be possible by the young star, that’s really a big question. What kind of improvement is possible under Mickey Arthur, that’s the matter to watch right now.