Pakistan is all set to commence their journey in the ICC World Test Championship with a 2-game Test series scheduled to be played in next month or so against Sri Lanka. The situation doesn’t seem promising for the green team as an orphan pace battery and a struggling batting line-up would make it hard for Pakistan to compete against top teams.
However, Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed has reiterated that his bunch sits ready to take down any team in the forthcoming red-ball competition. While he admitted Pakistan’s struggles after the exit of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, the Karachi born added that his team has now installed itself in a good frame to do well in the purest format of the game.
Naming players like Shan Masood, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq and Haris Sohail, the adroit cricketer said that Pakistan has acquired the resources to challenge other units. However, the 32-year old quickly highlighted the need of a spinner to back Yasir Shah and couple of Test pacers to fill the absence of veterans Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz. It remains to be seen how the boys in green fare in the Test Championship.