The Pakistan Test Captain Azhar Ali has made his intentions clear and has set a target of reclaiming No. 1 spot in Test Cricket for Pakistan.
Azhar Ali, who is kkown for his defencive approach want Pakistan to play fearless cricket to achieve their goal..
Azhar was part of the team that, under the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq, rose to the top of the ICC Test Team Rankings in 2016. Now, with Misbah as coach and chief selector, Azhar is keen to see his team improve their standards.
“My plan is to play fearless cricket,” he told reporters in a video chat.
“The target is to prove ourselves as one of the best Test sides and for this, we have to perform exceptionally in home and away series. In our series against England and New Zealand, we need to prove our mettle, as this will be a great step towards becoming a No.1 side.
“We can’t be a No.1 Test team if we win [only] the home series. We need to produce extraordinary results in the away series as well,” he was quoted as saying in The Nation. “In home series, we have to outclass the opponents convincingly … If every player plays fearless cricket, shoulders his responsibility and gives a consistent performance, no one can stop us from achieving our goal.” (ICC)