Thursday, February 02, 2012

Misbah-ul Haq is eyeing for the whitewash against England

Pakistan cricket captain, Misbah-ul Haq, aims to whitewash England after beating the opponent team in the third and final Test match in Dubai on Friday. He says that defeating the world number one England 3-0 will be a big achievement but said his team will not take that extra pressure in this game.

If Pakistan can defeat England 3-0 then it will be a history because in the 58 years of Pakistan-England cricket, neither of the team has ever registered a clean sweep. Misbah's Pakistan cricket team has a good opportunity of making a history after their comprehensive ten-wicket victory in the first Test and by 72 runs in the second.

England is facing a tough challenge to play against spin bowling. They will have to find a solution to counter Pakistani spinners Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman who have taken 17 wickets and 12 wickets in two matches respectively. England is now facing the threat of losing their world's top rankings. If they lose they may get down in the Test rankings.

Misbah said Pakistan cricket team will look for a victory in the third Test. Pakistan’s last clean sweep came against Bangladesh in 2003, while their last against a top Test nation was beating West Indies 3-0 in 1997.

Misbah may not bring any change in the squad despite he has the option of using the bench player in paceman Wahab Riaz in place of Junaid Khan.

England captain, Andrew Strauss, is optimistic of countering Pakistan’s spinners which is causing problem for them.