24 years old curse, Pakistani Cricket team Impatient to Break
Pakistan’s 24-year-old thirst for Test series victory in England began to increase, while the desire to win the trophy alone in 5 tours since 1996 remained unfulfilled. The Pakistan cricket team has been camping in England for several weeks. It has also played warm-up matches to adapt to local conditions. The real test will be in a three-Test series against the English team from August 5. The biggest challenge for the Green Caps is to break the 24-year-old curse and win a Test series in England.
The last time Pakistan beat the English team at home was 2-0 in a three-Test series in 1996. When the Pakistan team returned to England in 2001, the two-match series was tied at 1-1. In one of the most controversial tours in 2006, Pakistan team lost 0-3 in 4 match series, Green Caps did the next tour in 2010 which was tainted due to match-fixing scandal, in which Pakistan team lost 3 in 4 Test match series.
Interestingly, the next two Test tours of the Green Shirts were drawn, with a 4-match series 2-2 in 2016 and a 3-Test series 1-1 in 2018. This time the series is taking place in a different situation due to Coronavirus, Green Caps are training in Bio Bubble while this series will also be played in a biosecure environment, Pakistan will once again depend on its peace attack in which comprises of Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afraid.
Pakistani batsmen have failed to perform well in intrasquad matches, but they are expected to be more responsible in the real test. The burden of expectations will be on the shoulders of Babar Azam, who also excelled in red-ball cricket after white. However, the batting line-up will have to play 300-plus innings to license the pace attack to destruction.
There will also be a risk of rain during the first Test, which could affect most of the game. Keeping in view the forecast, the Pakistan team management will have to come up with a suitable strategy for the toss.
Meanwhile, the national cricketers did not train yesterday, as they could not go outside to the mosque, so they offered Eid prayers at the hotel under the leadership of Sarfraz Ahmed. The players and support staff hugged each other and congratulated each other. The team will leave for Manchester at 12 noon, where the first Test of the series against England is scheduled from August 5.
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