DUBAI: The national squad is under pressure before the second Test to be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium from Friday.
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed accepted that the team is feeling the pressure after losing the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
“We should have won the match in Abu Dhabi but we didn’t achieve the target”, he said.
Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed was addressing a press conference in Dubai cricket stadium after a practice session.
He added that pacer Hassan Ali is not completely fit and it would be difficult for him to play in Dubai.
“Wahab Riaz is included in the 12 player list for tomorrows game,” he said.
Referring to Pakistan XI for the second test and a balling combination of three pacers and a spinner, the captain said that Dubai’s weather is hot and humid, thus the bowler combination would be decided on Friday.
The team did not train for long during the practice session on Thursday due to the weather conditions.
“We don’t want to use all the energy during the practice session,” said the team’s captain.
Speaking to Geo News regarding the pink ball advantage, the captain said that the pink ball is also a new affair for his young squad so his team would not have an edge against Sri Lanka.
Sarfraz also wants to maintain Pakistan’s undefeated record in Tests series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Pakistan have won five and drawn four series in the UAE since 2009.