Left-handed opening batsman, Shan Masood, has claimed that Pakistan’s present Take a look at rating of seventh doesn’t replicate the abundance of potential within the crew. He mentioned that Pakistan’s sudden decline within the Take a look at rankings is because of the rebuilding course of.
Masood mentioned that not too way back, Pakistan was ranked because the primary Take a look at aspect on this planet and the crew is at present underneath a rebuilding course of. Masood added that the crew possesses nice children and shall be led by a really younger captain, which can assist the crew to rebuild shortly and climb up the rankings as soon as once more.
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“You’re at all times in a cycle and that cycle goes on. We’re in the identical cycle,” he mentioned. “Just a few months again, we have been the primary crew in Exams, in the present day we’re on the seventh place and I imagine that this rating shouldn’t be reflective of the crew’s potential.”
He added that the crew is hopeful of performing nicely within the collection in opposition to New Zealand and hopefully that may kick begin the nationwide aspect’s journey to transferring up the rankings as soon as once more.
Masood additionally talked about Pakistan’s latest Take a look at collection defeat in opposition to England. He mentioned that had Pakistan not had one dangerous session in Manchester, the end result of the collection would have been very completely different.
Masood mentioned that he’s assured that the Males in Inexperienced would trigger bother to New Zealand and obtain optimistic leads to the collection.
Speaking concerning the delayed begin to their preparations in New Zealand, Masood mentioned that the gamers have ample time to get again into match sharpness and dirt off the rustiness.
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“We’ve got sufficient time right here earlier than the beginning of Take a look at collection in opposition to New Zealand, we will even play a four-day sport in opposition to New Zealand with Pakistan Shaheens. So, it would give us alternative to arrange ourselves for the red-ball cricket right here,” he mentioned.
The left-hander mentioned that the years of onerous work can’t be undone inside a 14 day isolation interval and as soon as the gamers get again into rhythm within the coaching classes, they may have the ability to carry out on the highest degree as soon as once more.
He was glad that the isolation interval was over and the gamers can get pleasure from their time freely in New Zealand.