Karachi, Aug 3:
A drawn Test series against the formidable England side will be as good as victory believes former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi.
Pakistan will start their Test campaign on Wednesday at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
“English conditions are difficult when it comes to Test matches. I have high hopes from our team and I think even if they can draw the series, it would be equal to winning,” Afridi said.
He noted that head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq, batting coach, Younis Khan, bowling coach, Waqar Younis and spin coach, Mushtaq Ahmed had loads of experience of playing in England.
“I think the presence of this management is a big plus for our team and I am confident that these former stalwarts will be able to guide the players well session to session in the Tests,” he added.
Afridi also said he was looking forward to some top performances from Babar Azam in the series.
“He is a wonderful talent and I don’t think he has taken the pressure of being made captain. His game has improved and he loves challenges.
“He is going to be the backbone of the Pakistan batting and he is a very focussed player. In the coming days he should single handedly win matches for Pakistan,” he said. (PTI)