Head Coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, held press conference today at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore about preparations and decisions related T20 match with Australia. He stated
Today is an important announcement. Australia series are always challenging and important for us. Being a player I always wished that we could play and play well in Australia, gain victories and show good performance.
He talked about three main countries where performance of any country is counted world wide, so more than sheer luck is needed. He said
Australia, England and South Africa are the countries where performance of team is counted world wide. So I wish, as a chief selector and head coach, that we play well, competitive and aggressive cricket in Australia.
Misbah-ul-Haq emphasized that conventional tactics won’t work, so we need to try something new. He continued
We’ll have such surprise packages in team that we’ll be able to challenge Australia, either T20 or test match now you’ll see new players in team who are young and excited.
He introduced two new bowlers, Naseem Shah, Musa Khan and said
They are rising starts and their attitude toward fast bowling is marvelous.
Head Coach cleared his intentions by saying
My message is very clear that, we’ll give chance to youngsters, we believe in them and we think these young players are our future.
He said, most important thing is that we ought to perform best against Australia.
Its fire against fire!
We need that kind of bowlers which can challenge Australia, So obviously we have blended experienced players with new talent. This team is composed after discussion with coaches and both captains so that we could play positive, aggressive and fearless cricket. So we can win!
Many things are coming on media about new team-players and about captain…I want to talk about it, We discussed a lot, chairman and I, and you know the end decision is the decision of chairman.
Head Coach said
No conspiracy is being carried on and all these decisions about new team and changing captain is to keep the team in form. Its a message for everyone and for Sarfaraz as well.
He stated team-players names after that
Team for T20
Captain Babar Azam
Mohammad Rizwan (Wicket keeper)
shadab khan usman qadir
Team for test series
Captain Azhar Ali
Imran Khan (Senior; Fast bowler)
Shaheen Shah Afridi