BIRMINGHAM: Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar wants green caps to showcase the late 1990s brand of cricket against England, for which Pakistan was known for, saying the whole world will be watching the series and the expectations are high.
“Pakistan needs to play good cricket by making the right combinations after accessing the situation. We should not just play to draw the Test series but go for winning it. In the past, we lost many series just because of the batting and mindset, which we could have won,” he said in a video on his YouTube channel.
He said in the late 1990s, when the men in green used to play cricket with the likes of Aamir Sohail, Saeed Anwar, Ijaz Ahmed, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Salim Malik, Wasim Akram, Razzaq, they all played with aggression. “I need that type of aggression and that brand of cricket, which we were known for. I want Pakistan to play sensible innings as the whole world will be watching the series. I have a lot of expectations from Babar Azam and Haider Ali (in T20Is),” he added.