Pakistan captain Babar Azam on Thursday cited the lack of a batting coach in the team, saying Men in Green should have been with him but the decision to appoint a striking coach lay with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
At a press conference from Chittagong, the Pakistani national-format captain spoke about the stadiums in Bangladesh, describing them as slow-moving.
Aussie hit legend Matthew Hayden has been appointed by the PCB as a batting adviser at the T20 World Cup. He was hired after Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younus resigned from their coaching role in September.
The first trial of a two-match series between Pakistan and Bangladesh begins tomorrow in Chittagong.
Babar Azam spoke about the team’s performance, saying he expected them to do well in the series.
“Strikers include older players who play well for spinners. The players who joined the Test team were playing home cricket and we will benefit from this, ”he said.
He said the Test series was also important in Pakistan, adding that the team would try to maintain a winning streak [from the T20 series].
Babar Azam praised the Test team, saying he was confident they would do well in the Test Championship as there are “many games at home”.
He said the Bangladesh team is a dangerous team even without senior players. Azam said they would not be taken lightly as conditions were difficult in Bangladesh.
“It is not easy to play here. We have to focus and play with patience, we will try again to stay on the wicket. ”
Babar Azam said the team had little time to prepare for Test cricket after the T20 World Cup. However, he said cricket players are experts and will have to get used to Test cricket soon.
“We have been playing white cricket for many months and now we have to get used to red cricket as soon as possible, we have the best players in the team,” he said.
Asked about his under-performing performance in the recently concluded T20 series against the Tigers, Babar Azam said he did not need to perform well in all series. Other team members will also have to stand up, he added.
“It’s good that some batsmen have made a commitment and hit runs,” he said.