Pakistani opener Imam-ul-Haq has criticized the quality of pitches in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and believes that these surfaces are not suitable in terms of preparation for the Men in Green’s upcoming Test tour to Australia. The opening round of the first-class competition has seen batsmen piling heaps of runs making bowlers sweat for their wickets. Only one match so far has churned a result while others have been drawn. Two double-hundreds have already been scored.
“You cannot say that it is ideal preparation for Australia,” said Imam. “But we can also look at it positively, as we have never seen double hundreds being scored during the initial days of the season. So these tracks are giving batsmen the opportunity to learn how to construct and play big innings,” he added.
Pakistan is scheduled to tour Australia for a two-match Test series in November later this year. The first game will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane while the two teams will meet again in Adelaide for a day/night Test match.