Calling Pakistan a “higher facet” than England, former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq stated Azhar Ali’s males have it in them to bounce again from the defeat within the opening Check and clinch the three-match sequence.
Pakistan had been in a commanding place on the ultimate day of the primary Check at Outdated Trafford however ended up shedding the sport by three wickets, because of counter-attacking knocks by Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes.
The 50-year-old Inzamam, who has scored 8830 runs in 120 Checks and 11739 runs in 378 ODIs, stated it was disappointing to see Pakistan lose from a successful place however backed his nation to show issues round within the second match.
“I believe Pakistan group is best than England and we must always have received the primary Check. It’s totally disappointing however I imagine Pakistan can nonetheless win the sequence,” stated Inzamam on his YouTube channel.
Pakistan had grabbed a 107-run lead within the first innings however had been bowled out for 169 of their second essay, leaving England with a goal of 277.
The guests then lowered England to 117 for 5 however Buttler and Woakes shared a match-winning stand of 139 to take the sport away from Pakistan.
Inzamam stated the group administration ought to inspire the gamers, who seemed dejected after their second innings collapse.
“When you’re going via a tricky section, the group’s physique language shouldn’t change. This was clearly the case within the first Check as a result of Pakistan gamers appeared below stress after the second innings batting collapse on the third day,” he stated.
“The function of the group administration is important after such a defeat as a result of the gamers’ morale shall be down. They should speak concerning the positives, like scoring 300 plus runs and the primary innings lead, slightly than specializing in the negatives,” he stated.
The second Check begins in Southampton on August 13.