The ex-captain of Pakistani cricket team Ramiz Raja believes the upcoming series with Sri Lanka offers a decent opportunity to test possible replacements for retired legends Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq.
Talking to a private news channel, he said that Sri Lanka has a comparatively weaker side, which, in turn, would provide Pakistan with the opportunity to test the young legs without any fear or pressure.
“Sri Lanka is going through a bad patch. They were defeated by Zimbabwe in a test at home and wrecked by India in a recent series,” Raja commented.
He explains that Pakistan should opt for a charged tactic to “attack Sri Lanka aggressively and should not allow them to settle in any session”.
However, “Pakistan must not be complacent either; (players) need to work hard like they do against any other team to get twenty wickets in a match,” Raja elaborated.
Leading the team in the Test matches will likely pose a challenge for Sarfraz Ahmed – the incumbent team captain, Ramiz stated, adding that he hoped the wicket-keeper will continue to learn and transform his leadership skills into the longer format of the game.