Pak not good enough in English conditions

Islamabad: Pakistan`s woeful performance in the first two Test matches of the four match series against England is primarily due to lack of experience and the players` inability to cope with the alien conditions, former all rounder Asif Iqbal has said.

Iqbal, who had a magnificent tour of England in 1967, said the touring Pakistan team is short on experience, and has also failed to adjust to the English conditions.

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"The Pakistan team currently is simply not good enough compared to England and Australia in English conditions," Iqbal told

He also stressed that Pakistani batsmen lack self-determination to succeed in foreign con-ditions.

"These same batsmen would have done well if the series was in Pakistan. There seems to be a lack of self belief in the batsmen and they are struggling to adapt to the conditions," Iqbal said.

Iqbal, however, noted that giving more exposure to players in difficult conditions will benefit Pakistan cricket in the long term.

"Need to stick with this group of players, but Faisal Iqbal should have been part of squad, as a lot of investment had gone into his development," he said.


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