Pakistan opening batter Imam-ul-Haq said his side will continue to play cricket with their own style and hopes his side will not repeat the mistakes made in the previous two Tests against England. Imam feels that credit should be given to England for adopting this style of play but repeated that Pakistan have their own style and will stick to it.
Since Brendon McCullum has taken over as the head coach, England have taken the ‘aggressive route’ as their batters go hard at the opposition.
“In my opinion, whenever Test cricket is played in good conditions, it never dies. And if you look, England is the only team to be doing this. When Australia played us here in March, sometimes their run-rate was lower than us,” Imam was quoted as saying.
‘We were unable to execute’- Imam-ul-Haq
Imam said that the side lost the ongoing Test series against England due to their own mistakes instead of the opposition’s brilliance.
“The Test matches in Rawalpindi and Multan were in our hands. Unfortunately, we were unable to execute our plans, which is disappointing. Pakistan is not losing because England is playing outstanding Test cricket. We are losing because of our own mistakes. The weather in Karachi is warmer in comparison to Islamabad and Multan.” Imam said.
“There is no opener currently capable to meet the performances of the opening duo of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in T20. We will keep on playing as we do. We lost due to our mistakes, and we admit it. We will try and come up strongly.”
England defeated the Babar Azam -led side by 26 runs in the second match of the three-match Test series. Pakistan have also lost the 3-match Test series 0-2, with one match still to go. This is England’s first series win in Pakistan for 22 years, and the first time they have won two matches in a series here. A win here for both teams was very important as this was England’s first trip for a Test series in Pakistan in 17 years.