Pakistan’s cricketer Azhar Ali says that the team has been playing fewer Test cricket than before for some quite time.
Azhar Ali said that Pakistan has always been challenged of getting less Test cricket.
If the current deadly pandemic continues, then there will be more difficulties for us going further in the format of the game.
“Pakistan hardly plays eight Test matches in a year or maximum of ten.
There are a lot of challenges in Test cricket for Pakistan and viewing the current scenario if the gap gets long so there will be more problems,” Azhar said in a video conference with journalists.
Azhar is happy with the way young fast bowlers have taken the responsibility as a unit in Test cricket after the duo of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz decided to step back from this format.
“Wahab and Amir have played a lot of Test cricket for Pakistan in past but I think after their absence, we got the opportunity to try out young bowlers and they performed. I am pretty satisfied with Shaheen [Shah Afridi] who has taken a leading role in the bowling attack,” he added.
“I think it is great for players to get indulge in these types of activities as it is very hard to stay motivated indoors for training.
Now players will try to achieve the fitness Test standards but it will be challenging as it is happening for the first time,” Azhar Ali said.
Moreover, Azhar Ali was appointed as the Test captain before the Australian tour last year.
Pakistan had won two and lost two Test matches and one ended on a draw under his captaincy.