England vs Pakistan: Staying mentally fresh the key, says Misbah-ul-Haq as teams prepare to lock horns in first Test
England's Test series against Pakistan will be just as congested as the West Indies one: Three tests in 21 days, not much time for a breather, keeping the players mentally fresh will be crucial for both sides.
England vs Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq hasn't ruled out playing two spinners in first Test at Manchester
Misbah also felt that the top order of both teams would play a decisive role in the series as the bowling of both teams was top class.
Rauf, who made a surprise Pakistan debut in the T20 series against Bangladesh at home early this year, has consistently tested positive in his COVID-19 tests.
Misbah is presently head coach and chief selector but the PCB apparently has reservations over his signing on as head coach of the Islamabad United franchise in the PSL.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has now given the Test captaincy to senior batsman, Azhar Ali while young batsman Babar Azam leads the side in the white ball formats.
Pakistan have been clean swept by South Africa and Australia in their last two away series and chief selector Misbah will be determined not to suffer the same fate in England.
Pakistan's upcoming tour of England difficult to predict due to unprecedented circumstances, says Rashid Latif
The first of the three England-Pakistan Tests begins on 30 July at Lord's while the three-match T20 International series begins at Headingley on 29 August.
Dr. Saleem also said that Pakistan players have to follow the UK government’s protocols during their stay in England and will not be allowed to meet their relatives and friends in the UK.
Haider Ali wants to emulate inspiration Rohit Sharma, 'The thing I like best is when he crosses 50, he moves on to a 100, and then he's thinking of 150, and even 200. That's what I want to do: to think about getting big scores, and when I get there, aim for even bigger ones.'
England-bound Pakistan cricketers, staffers to be tested twice for COVID-19 before departure from Lahore
The England-bound Pakistani cricketers and officials will be tested for coronavirus twice in a space of three days before boarding a chartered flight on 28 June.
Misbah-ul-Haq says Pakistan not expecting any favours from ECB for agreeing to tour England during COVID-19 pandemic
Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday said that they don't expect England to return the favour with a tour of Pakistan just because they are taking the risk amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Wahab Riaz has expressed interest in returning to red-ball format for England Tests, says Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq
Experienced left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz has conveyed to the head coach Misbah ul haq that he is ready to make a return to Test cricket if his services are required during the England tour.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Players are mentally prepared to tackle COVID-19 challenges, says Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq
Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq says adapting to the conditions and safety protocols during the England tour will be difficult but his mentally-strong players are ready for the challenge.
Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan believes it will be difficult for the players not to use saliva to shine the cricket ball after the ICC confirmed interim regulation changes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
A source in the board said that plans were to invite 30 to 35 players for the camp out of which 25 will be finally selected for the probable England tour in July/August when Pakistan play three Tests and three T20 Internationals.
Misbah-ul-Haq backs Babar Azam to successfully lead Pakistan across formats, thrive as batsman at the same time
Pakistan's head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has backed Babar Azam to succeed as the national team's ODI and T20 captain despite former batting coach Grant Flower expressing concerns over his ability to handle the pressure that comes with the job.
Babar Azam is very close to being in same league as Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, says Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq
Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq believes Babar Azam is destined to be a world class player
Coronavirus Outbreak: Authorities must not postpone T20 World Cup in haste, says Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq
Misbah also said that their upcoming tour to England will not be easy for either the players, coaches or anyone as circumstances are not ideal for cricket
Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali quit WhatsApp group created by coach Misbah-ul-Haq after being denied central contracts, reveals source
The WhatsApp group was created by head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq to advise players on fitness issues and training.
Coronavirus Outbreak: PCB struggling to send pacer Hasan Ali abroad for treatment due to travel restrictions
Dr Sohail Saleem from the PCB's medical board, said that the board had obtained opinions and diagnosis from experts and a decision on where to send Hasan would be taken once the travel restrictions ease out.