Iqbal Qasim says Pak`s success against Proteas depends on `good batting`

Islamabad: Pakistan`s former cricket chief selector Iqbal Qasim has said that the nation`s chances of winning the series against South Africa depends on the performance of its batsmen despite enjoying the services of formidable spinners.

According to the Dawn, Qasim pointed out that the team could only produce good results if it bats, bowls and fields well.

Iqbal said performance of openers Khurram Manzoor, Ahmed Shehzad, Shan Masood with Azhar Ali and Umar Amin should be consistent to back Younis and Misbah.

He said that it is not an easy task but a big challenge and a combined team effort is needed to face batsmen like Smith, Amla, Kallis, AB de Villiers, Duminy and du Plessis.

He also said that if Pakistan has Saeed Ajmal, Zulfiqar Babar and Abdur Rehman in their side, South Africa has Imran Tahir and Robin Peterson who could trouble Pakistan batsmen.

According to him, handling the pressure would also be very important for Pakistan team and they should forget the series whitewash they suffered at the hands of South Africa.