ISLAMABAD: Former skipper Zaheer Abbas while praising all-rounder Younus Khan for his tremendous performance in the first Test against Zimbabwe Monday said players need to perform well in all three formats to win the second Test.
Younus remained unbeaten at 200 in the first Test making Pakistan winning by 221 runs. Misbah had scored 53 and 52 in the first and second innings in the first Test against Zimbabwe.
Talking to APP, Zaheer said Younus had made special contribution in the team’s win in the first test. “All our batsmen except captain Misbah ul haq and Younus failed to perform in the first Test. Our batsmen should bat sensibly and responsibly in the second Test,” he said adding that young batsmen Shan Masood should be given chance in the second test.
Zaheer further said that national team’s fielding was not up to the mark in the first test. “Pakistan team needs to give special attention to fielding in the second test,” he said.
Ex-Manager of the team Col (R) Naushad Ali said “our top order batsmen need to pay attention to their batting. “They need to stay at the crease and score runs,” he said. Naushad Ali was full of praise for Saeed Ajmal and Junaid for their good bowling in the first Test.
Pakistan will play their second test against Zimbabwe September 10 (Tuesday).