Pakistan tour of England
Shoaib Akhtar Gives a Shocking Comment on Pakistan’s England Tour
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Pakistan is all set to take on England in the three-match Test series and they have announced a 29-man squad for this which will start on August 5th at Old Trafford, and former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar raised questioned over the selection. With this, the international cricket for Pakistan will begin since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
Azhar Ali will lead Pakistan in the Tests and they have a bunch of fast bowlers to choose for the much-anticipated series. However, according to Akhtar, Pakistan is clueless about their planning in the series and he would love to see the mindset of the captain when they name the team for the first Test.
"That we don't know. They have announced a 20-member squad. In those twenty, there are around 22 fast bowlers. Let us see whom they select. Depends on the captain and the management, with which mindset they go in," said Akhtar on Geo Cricket.
"What they want and how the pitch is? How management sees the whole scenario. Zero idea what they are going to do. When the team list comes, you will come to know the exact mindset they are going in with. So far as we know right now, nothing," he further added.
Pakistan has quite a few fast bowlers with the likes of - Naseem Shah, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Shinwari and Mohammad Abbas while they have spinners like Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan and Kashif Bhatti.
Shoaib Akhtar again raised doubts over the team management and said that he does not know if Pakistan will take on England with the mindset of winning the game or drawing it. He also pointed out in Azhar Ali's captaincy as he felt there is no aggression in his leadership.
"I don't know if they are going with the mindset of going for a draw or to win. The captain or coach has to decide which fast bowler or spinner they want to go in with. I don't know which mindset they will go in with because I have not seen the aggression in Azhar Ali's captaincy. Once I see the bowlers in the team list, I will come to know if they are planning to win," concluded the former speedster.
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