Misbah-ul-Haq believes that matches against teams like England and the West Indies will be of great help to Pakistan to prepare for the event. "England is without doubt a top team ... as is the West Indies," Misbah said in the presser, as quoted by cricbuzz "My belief is ...
I also have the experience that if you play against good teams, your preparation would be better, you can judge yourself correctly as to where you stand." "I'm taking it positively and it's a great opportunity as a coach and as a team that our preparation would be very good before the World Cup.
"Even if there are difficulties, we will get to know our real potential ... where do we stand. As far as concerns over forms, those concerns are there but we have time on our hands to work on certain things." "Yes, there are middle-order issues and we have to look at it, and we will try to see how we can overcome the problems."
Misbah is pleased with the team's progress, especially when it comes to fielding "See, fielding is something where with practice ... the more you focus, the more you practice, it will become better. Overall, if you look at the Pakistan team, whatever series we have played, our fielding is better."
"There has been a lot of improvement in our fielding since the series in New Zealand. The players are taking good catches, ground fielding too has been good. Misbah believes the overall standing of the team got better "Yes, the domestic tournaments we play, I can see concerns.
We have to work on it. Our coaches at the provincial level, at the academy, there the fielding side of things is debated, we are talking about it." "Gradually, we will look to improve, but the standards of the Pakistan team have got better.
If you see, Babar, Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Shaab Khan, Shaheen, who are all very good fielders. So the overall standards of the Pakistan team have got better." He says Mohammad Amir still has a place on the team if he wants to return to the team after retirement "First of all, when it comes to Mohammad Amir, I have already said he was dropped based on his performance, based on his injuries.
Amir then himself announced his retirement." "If he takes back his retirement, and if his performance is good, then I have always said that the door is open for every player. The main thing is let Amir perform and if he is available ... then what happened in the past, I don't think about it."