Misbah’s form important for SA series: Waqar
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Karachi, Oct 17: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis believes that the performance of new Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq will be important in the forthcoming series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates.Waqar will supervise a short conditioning camp in Lahore from Sunday to prepare for the full series which kicks off with a Twenty20 International on October 26.
Pakistan is playing its ‘home’ series against the Proteas in Dubai and Abu Dhabi because of the refusal of teams to tour the country because of security concerns.
The PCB has named Shahid Afridi as the captain for the ODI and Twenty20 series.
Waqar, a former Test skipper, said that Misbah had experience of captaining at the domestic level.
“That will help him but more then that I think his individual performance will matter a lot for him and the team,” Waqar said.
The Pakistan coach made it clear at a hearing of the National Assembly standing committee on sports this week that he was not consulted by PCB in the appointment of Misbah as captain for the Tests against South Africa nor about recalling the senior batsman to the limited overs and Test squads.
Misbah was a shock choice to lead the Test team last week when the national selectors announced the squads for the series.
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