Pakistan Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has stressed that the side should aim to play positive cricket in Australia to get good results against Australia. The side is all set to play their first test at Gabba, Brisbane on 15th December which will also be a first day game held at the venue. The legendary batsman Inzamam said that Pakistan’s batting need to step up a gear or two in order to put pressure back on the Australians in the three-match test series.
He said that the national side needs to change their conservative mindset of grinding the opposition down slowly and going at a modest rate .The others teams now tend to up the ante when in a commendable position in any test match played in this era.
He said that Pakistan’s captain Misbah-ul-Haq must lead by example and try to score at a quicker rate to put pressure on the opposition like Australia. The practice game against Cricket Australia XI saw the batters put up a timid and slow show that has raised concerns among the likes of Inzamam and a panel of selectors. The Chief Selector also said that Pakistan must learn from the mistakes happened at Edgbaston and Hamilton as they failed to save test after inept performance shown by a star studded batting lineup composed of Azhar Ali,Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq.
Inzamam also emphasized that Younis Khan will be key to Pakistan’s chances of getting a good result against Australia. He said that Mohammad Amir also needs to raise his game against a formidable opponent like Australia on surfaces that offer less movement than in places like England and South Africa.
Pakistan’s last win came way back in 1995 in Sydney Cricket Ground as they have been inflicted with a whitewash by Australia in the following series played in 1999, 2005 and 2010.