Karachi: Pakistan captain Azhar Ali believes that his team can beat England on their soil in the upcoming Test series provided batsmen can score more than 300. The first Test starts on July 30 at the Ladders and the team will leave on Sunday with 20 players and 11 support staff. Actually, Ali told the media before the team's departure, 'I think if our batsmen can score more than 300 then we can beat England. On recent tours, we have made a good comeback and performed well there. He dismissed the apprehensions about the young fast attack and said, "I believe we have a good fast bowler and spinner and we can give a tough challenge to England." Youngsters like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Hasnain have a lot of potential and we do not lack experience either.
Ali also said that due to Corona virus epidemic, his bowlers will not have trouble in adapting themselves to the honorary handling process. He said, 'I don't think stopping use of saliva will be a big problem. Generally fast bowlers sweat a lot and the wax ball on the Duke ball will retain its shine. He also said, "We have a habit of playing in empty stadiums and no one knows better than us how to bat in such an environment as we have been playing in similar grounds in the UAE for the last ten years."