South Africa vs Pakistan: Pitches selected for white-ball series will suit visitors, says coach Misbah-ul-Haq
Misbah, speaking for the first time since Pakistan arrived in South Africa, said he looked forward to three one-day internationals and four Twenty20 internationals, which will be shared between the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg and SuperSport Park in Centurion in order to adhere to Covid-19 protocols.
Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq says he leaves contract decision to PCB, focuses on one series at a time
Misbah-ul-Haq's three-year coaching contract will expire just before the T20 World Cup in India later in the year.
Sharjeel Khan's selection has been questioned by some former players and critics who believe his fitness is not up to the level required to play international cricket.
India vs England series 'trailer' for other teams to improve ahead of T20 World Cup, says Ramiz Raja
Ramiz also felt that England had shell shocked the quality top order of the Indian team with their express pace.
"The fact is we are not playing spin well and if we are to do well in India where the World Cup is to be held we have to learn to play spin better and improve the way we play spinners," Misbah said.
Misbah — whose position as head coach was in danger after a 2-0 defeat in the preceding series in New Zealand — said his team were now heading in the right direction.
Pakistan vs South Africa: Coach Misbah-ul-Haq warns hosts against getting complacent after winning first Test
The home side fought back from 27-4 in its first innings at Karachi to beat the Proteas by seven wickets and take a 1-0 lead the two-match series.
Back from New Zealand after a disappointing tour, Pakistan now play two Tests against South Africa at Karachi and Rawalpindi, followed by a three-match T20I series at Lahore.
Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq under pressure after defeat against New Zealand, to meet with PCB on Tuesday
Misbah, who has lost all three away Test series in his 15 months in charge, blamed an extended stay in New Zealand coronavirus isolation for the latest failure.
Pakistan head coach Misbah ul Haq feels criticism is justified after 0-2 Test series loss to New Zealand
Pakistan head coach Misbah ul Haq feels his struggling team deserves every bit of the criticism that is being thrown at it after a 0-2 loss to New Zealand in the just-concluded away Test series.
Misbah stressed that it had been very tough for the players to remain in total quarantine where they couldn't even exercise properly.
Retired Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir accuses Misbah-ul-Haq, Waqar Younis of trying to ‘spoil his image’
Speaking on his official Youtube channel, left-arm pacer Amir made it clear that his problem was with Misbah and Younis.
The PCB said in a statement that Wasim’s appointment was approved by the board’s chairman Ehsan Mani following the final round of online interviews held on Thursday and Friday.
Under the old system, the board used to appoint an independent three to five-member national selection committee headed by a chief selector which picked the teams and had them approved by the Chairman of the board.
New Zealand vs Pakistan: Visiting squad clears fifth COVID-19 test, to leave managed isolation on Tuesday
Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq on Sunday said not being able to train while being in managed isolation has affected his side's preparation ahead of the series.
Early in their stay, several team members were caught mingling together at their four-star quarantine hotel in Christchurch in breach of the managed isolation rules.
Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq says denial of practice during isolation affecting preparation for T20 series
The 53-strong Pakistan team had been denied the right to train after eight members had tested positive for COVID-19.
New Zealand vs Pakistan: Babar Azam, Misbah-ul-Haq convince PCB to avoid pullout amidst COVID-19 chaos
PCB CEO Wasim Khan discussed various options with Babar and Misbah after the New Zealand Health Ministry denied the right to train while in managed isolation
England will play two Twenty20 internationals in Karachi on 14 and 15 October in their first visit to Pakistan since 2005.
Babar Azam, who was also appointed Test captain this week, is also likely to be given a long run by the board.