Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq though delighted at maiden foreign tour series win under his coaching in South Africa. He said on Thursday that the main area remains the struggling middle-order of the team in the white-ball formats.
“It is a great delight for everyone, especially for Pakistan cricket, that we have won an away series in tough conditions of South Africa, and that too at the venues of Centurion and Johannesburg where the conditions suit the home team,” Misbah said during an online press conference.
“Overall, I am satisfied with the performance of the team, its captain Babar and especially from the top order, having Fakhar Zaman, Babar and Imam-ul-Haq there. But we need runs from our middle and lower middle order to set a match-winning target of around 350,” claimed Misbah.
He said in modern day cricket, if any team wanted to win, it had to score 200 in T20 matches and around 350 in One-dayers.
He also appreciated the performances of all-rounder Faheem Ashraf, Usman Qadir, and Mohammad Nawaz. “They are all very improved players. Though youngsters, who played in the middle-order like Danish Aziz, could not excel on this tough tour of South Africa, no one would be written-off as everyone would get a chance according to the need of the team.”