Arif Holds Australian Surfaces Main Cause Of Pakistan's Failure

Arif holds Australian surfaces main cause of Pakistan's failure

ISLAMABAD, Jan 3 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 03rd Jan, 2017 ) : Former Pakistan cricket board chief Arif Ali Abbasi believes that Pakistan batsmen face problems in the Down Under as the surfaces there are totally different from the ones they are used to bat on.

"The main problem is that of surface. Pakistan players are used to play at UAE pitches which are totally different from Australian pitches," he said talking to a private tv channel. "They (Pakistan) win matches at Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

But whenever they go somewhere else they face problems as they are not used to play on surfaces like that," he added.

Arif said unless Pakistan prepare pitches similar to those of other countries, the players would continue to suffer.

He said if Pakistan wanted to win in other countries then it would have to plan accordingly. He was also of the view that Pakistan also needed to have a look at its current outfit as in the past the national team used to be a really formidable side. "The fact of the matter is that presently you don't have an outstanding team," he said.

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