Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Misbah-ul-Huq blames lack of Test cricket, different conditions for whitewash by Proteas

Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Huq has blamed the lack of Test cricket played by his team and their inexperience in settling in different conditions responsible for the 3-0 Test series whitewash by South Africa.

Stating that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should consider the fact that the lack of a proper schedule for the squad is responsible for the low amount of Test cricket compared to other countries, the captain said that his team plays only four or five Tests a year, Sport24 reports.

Misbah also said that the lack of Tests is worrying for developing good Test players and for making sure that there are a suitable number of players for the team, and added that the team also needed different pitches to play on for adapting to the grounds at Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and England.

Stressing the need for good sporting pitches for fast bowlers, Misbah said that such pitches are necessary to help his team with the proper technique and for adapting to different conditions.

Misbah also lamented his team's inability to adapt to the pace and bounce of South African wickets, and held responsible the different texture and softness of the ground conditions for the poor show.

According to the captain, it was easy for South Africa to exploit the conditions at their home grounds, and combined with their might, they could quite comfortably whitewash Pakistan in every department. (ANI)

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