Conditions in Dubai and Dhabi will favour Pak: Misbah

Jan 09, 2012, 07:38 IST | IANS
Captain Misbah-ul-Haq feels conditions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi are more suitable to Pakistan than World No 1 England; first Test starts on January 17

Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq is optimistic about the team's performance in the upcoming three-match Test series against England in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Misbah-ul Haq. Pic/getty images

Talking to media yesterday after the conclusion of the team's week-long training session in eastern city Lahore, Misbah said Pakistan would have an advantage in the series against England, ranked No 1. The two teams will also play four ODIs and three Twenty20s after the Test series.

"We know the conditions in the UAE as we have played a lot of cricket there so we have become used to the venues so that will definitely be an advantage for us," Misbah said.

While replying to the criticism over his defensive style of batting and captaincy Misbah defended his strategy and said: "It is better to win by playing defensively, instead of losing by playing aggressively. It's all about the situation; what you are required to do or not do."

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