Misbah-ul-Haq led Pakistan are in the middle of an important tour to Australia where they are scheduled to play a three match T20 and a two match Test series. Historically, the green shirts haven’t done well in the country. Hence, here is a look at 4 things that the national side must do turn the tables.
Get The Line And Length Right
First things first! Pakistan generally wins when their bowlers deliver. In Australia however, the green caps suffer because their bowlers fail to adjust. So, it is absolutely imperative for the coaching staff to ensure that the bowling unit is well settled and that everyone involved knows what line and length would suit them during the entire trip.
Get Smith And Warner Early
Steven Smith is a class act and hence, there is no need to explain why Pakistani bowlers need to dismiss him early. David Warner on the other hand hasn’t done too well at the Test level ever since making a comeback following a 12 month ban. Nevertheless, he was brilliant against the Sri Lankans the other day and therefore, would be a real threat for the Pakistani bowlers to deal with. So, they are bound to hurt the green caps if they allow them to settle and if they don’t get rid of them early in the innings.
Negotiate The Bounce
Pakistani batsmen generally fail to negotiate the bounce in Australia. Therefore, they have a history of producing extremely embarrassing performances in the country. The batsmen then will have to show improvement this year otherwise, results might not be too different from the previous tours.
Don’t Over Work
Both Waqar and Misbah it seems over-worked the entire unit during practice sessions against Sri Lanka. The end results then was disastrous. So let’s just hope that they learn and don’t repeat their mistakes again. Also, lets remain hopeful that the Misbah-ul-Haq led Pakistan enters both the T20 and the Test series while their minds and bodies are still fresh.