Banking on the young talent, Pakistan head instruct and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq hoped for higher results in 2020 and indicated that a few seniors may additionally no longer return to the countrywide side.
Misbah hailed emergence of batsman Babar Azam and pace duo of Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi in 2019, which he termed as challenging for Pakistan in Test cricket.
“Going similarly we have to enhance a lot of things in each red-ball and white-ball cricket. This group has sufficient possible and new boys are also making their way in international cricket. There’s definitely a bright future in advance for us,” Misbah said.
The educate spoke enormously of Babar Azam.
“The emergence of Babar Azam as a mega big name throughout all codecs is very exact news for Pakistan cricket. He remained variety one in T20I cricket and is in the top ten batsmen in the ODI cricket.
“He performed some gorgeous innings in the World Cup and ended the 12 months by establishing himself as a Test batsman with scintillating performances in Australia and two centuries in opposition to Sri Lanka in Pakistan.”
Misbah also stated Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi’s superb start in Test cricket.
“Naseem bought a fifer in the remaining Test against Sri Lanka. Shaheen bowled well in the World Cup and he confirmed glimpses of being a Test bowler in South Africa, and bowled simply nicely in Australia and here in Pakistan in opposition to Sri Lanka. We will with a bit of luck financial institution on these two promising fast-bowlers in the future.
“Overall, we are on the right track. The more we play the longer format, the greater we will improve. We want to do a lot of work in white-ball cricket ahead of the all-important ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.”
Misbah did not take any names but his remarks indicated that it is the end of the road for Muhammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik in worldwide cricket “We can go a long way with a few more additions in the facet and the existing gamers maturing,” he said.
Misbah for the reason that assuming the dual duty in September has himself come under hearth for the team’s negative performances specially after they suffered a three nil defeat to Sri Lanka in the T20 domestic collection however did now not name Hafeez or Malik to the group even though Pakistan additionally lost a T20 collection in Australia.
Hafeez and Malik final played for Pakistan in the World Cup. Since then Malik has retired from ODIs and solely focuses on T20 cricket while Hafeez is also reachable only for white-ball cricket. None of the two has been referred to as up for Pakistan responsibility with the aid of Misbah.
Malik and Hafeez have in a blended complete made 705 white ball international ODI and T20 appearances for Pakistan.
Misbah said Pakistan’s performances in white ball cricket suffered due to the fact their major gamers like Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan, on the again of whom we had won the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, misplaced shape at a vital time which noticed us suffer in the ODI World Cup and T20I format.