Pak will bounce back in Edgbaston Test: Butt
London: Pakistan skipper Salman Butt is confident that his team will learn from their mistakes made in Trent Bridge Test against England to bounce back in the second Test match, starting at Edgbaston from Friday.
Pakistan lost the match by 354 runs after they slumped to their lowest total of 80 against England.
“I admit that we have not played the best cricket here. We will go back to the drawing board and see what we can do better to bounce back in the series. I think we would be able to overcome our flaws before the second Test at Edgbaston,” The News quoted Butt, as saying.
“Even against Australia we did that. After suffering a heavy defeat against them at Lord’s, we fought back brilliantly to win the second Test and I think we can stage a fightback. It is the same team which managed to defeat Australia,” he added.
The 25-year-old also defended wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal, who had another nightmare Test behind the stumps, where he dropped a couple of sitters to strengthen claims that he is no way near his best form.
He had the opportunities to execute the early dismissals of Andrew Strauss, Eoin Morgan and Paul Collingwood, who guided England to 354 in the first innings.
“I think he is a good player and has the ability to bounce back in the series. Even he knows what to do and how to get out of this lean period. All I could say at this time is he would probably make a comeback in style in the second Test at Edgbaston,” Butt said.
“He has got all the potential to improve his performance,” he added.