Latest Cricket News:- Pakistan vs England First Test match will be start on Tuesday 17- 2012 at 6:00 Am GMT in Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium Dubai.
England Captain Andrew Strauss and Pakistani Captain Misbah Ul Haq said that the batsmen will be under pressure to perform as Pakistan take on England in the 1st Test.
The pitch for the opening encounter of the three-Test series at Dubai stadium is likely to assist spin bowlers and although Pakistan were certain to play Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman, Strauss gave little hints at England’s combination.
“It will depend on the state of the wicket, you always pick your team which you think gives you the right balance to win a Test and if the wicket turns a lot then obviously two spinners become an option,”
Strauss said Panesar bowled well and it was nice to see him back in the picture after playing the last of his 39 Tests at Cardiff in the 2009 Ashes.
Misbah Also told that
“The wicket looks much better than the last Test we played here, we have a balanced attack and the conditions here favour us, but at the same time it is important to play good cricket against England.
“They are the top side in the world so we just can’t rely on the fact that we know the conditions well. We still have to play good cricket to beat them.”