Pakistan have rocketed up to the fourth spot in the World Test Championship table following a dominant win over Bangladesh in the first Test at Rawalpindi. Tasting triumph in back-to-back Tests at home against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali has emphasized on the importance of performing at home.
With each side scheduled to play three home and three away series in the Test championship, Azhar believes a strong showing at home galvanizes a team to put up a spirited display in foreign conditions. Pakistan are expected to play in England this summer and Azhar said commandeering victories at home will give the impetus to the team to extend their successful run.
"While Tests both at home and away are equally significant, the home games are more important because the probability to get points is higher. And the positive results also boost you up when you have a tougher series away”- Azhar said at the post-match press conference.