After devastating the English camp at Lord’s, Pakistan team seemed effortless in both the next Test matches as host managed easy victory by huge margin in both the next matches.
Amid many blamed for this low-morale performance by Pakistan cricket team, the opener batsman Mohammad Hafeez, who has been one of the consistent runs-getter for Pakistan team from last several years. The latter is blamed as he couldn’t have any impact in this series and has badly suffered.
Though opening batting has always been a big issue for Pakistan cricket but Hafeez has been one of the consistent opener for the side from quite some time.
Even after these failures, Professor with rock hard confident seems to prove himself if given chance for the final test of this series, Oval Test.
Talking to PakPassion.net, while answering a question that is he disappointed over not scoring big runs in the series, he responded, “You are absolutely correct in that every batsman wants to score big every time he goes out to bat for his country. I may have missed a couple of chances to play a big innings but I am not disappointed as I know this is how it goes sometimes in cricket. I am confident that I am playing well and God Willing I will be able to convert these starts to big scores in the near future. All cricketers go through lean patches but hopefully, if selected, at the Oval I will show people what I am capable of as a batsman.”
On the other hand, England have announced their squad for the final Test, although yet it isn’t sure will Pakistan be making any changes to level the 4 match series 2-2.
“The same squad: Alastair Cook, Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince, Garry Ballance, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad ,Steven Finn, James Anderson, Jake Ball and Adil Rashid will play in the Oval Test against Pakistan,” a statement said about the England’s squad for Oval Test.