Misbah-ul-Haq hopeful of maintaining wining form in Bangladesh tour – Cricket News Update
Misbah-ul-Haq, the Pakistan’s skipper has expressed his hope that his side will maintain its winning form even in the upcoming tour of Bangladesh, scheduled to be started in the end of this month.
“I hope my team shows more improvement and consistency on the tour of Bangladesh which like any other tour is not easy,” said Misbah.
Green Shirts recently have thrashed Sri Lanka in all the formats of the game which included three-match Test series, four-match One-Day internationals and one-off Twenty20. Pakistan, under the leadership of Misbah won the Test
series 1-0 against the Lankans and clinched the ODI series 4-1.
The 37-year-old skipper also said that his team will not take the Bangladesh for granted.
“The morale and confidence of the team is very high after beating a team like Sri Lanka, but despite that we are not going to take Bangladesh lightly as they are a tough team in their home conditions,” said asserted veteran.
Since taking over as a Test skipper last year, in October, Misbah has led Pakistan in Ten Test series and none of them resulted in a loss. He was given the One-Day international captaincy before Pakistan’s tour to Ireland in May
2011, after which he guided his side to nine victories, out of 10 matches played so far.
“The situation under which Pakistan cricket went through in the last year has binded the team very well and as required all the players showed unity and discipline which is a very good sign,” explained Misbah.
Although, the Green Shirts suffered a tough time of spot-fixing mess, which involved three of the Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, but still they managed to get through the critical situations.
Misbah asserted that discipline and focus on and off the field was a key for them to keep their position up, despite going through hard time. The right-handed batsman said that he is confident that players will once again maintain
their good form in the upcoming challenges.
Pakistan is supposed to play Bangladesh in only Twenty20 International, three-match ODIs and two-match Test series.