Salman Butt
Salman Butt. (Picture by Hamish Blair/Getty Photographs)

Former Pakistani batter Salman Butt hopes for extra result-oriented pitches at residence forward of Pakistan’s Check collection in opposition to West Indies. He mentioned that outcomes are tough to be achieved on pitches which are arduous to interrupt, including that such surfaces don’t take a look at the captain’s talent. Butt captained Pakistan in 2010 and in addition appeared in 33 Check matches for Pakistan earlier than he confronted a prolonged ban by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for his involvement in a spot-fixing scandal.

In the meantime, Butt additional added {that a} captain’s talent and techniques are extra evident within the longer codecs. The previous Pakistan opening batter, nonetheless, feels that the form of pitches which are made at residence takes every thing away from a captain when it comes to technique. The 37-year-old additionally mentioned that the present captain Babr Azam, after gathering some expertise main the group, would enhance with time.

A captain’s expertise and tactical means are seen extra in Check cricket: Salman Butt

“You possibly can have a look at the pitch and say that spinners will play. A result’s tough to attain even until the fifth day. One has to attend until the tip to see if the pitch breaks. This doesn’t take a look at a captain’s talent,” mentioned Butt, as quoted by India In the present day.

“To try this, go and win in England. Or give harder groups a run for his or her cash. A captain’s expertise and tactical means are seen extra in Check cricket and ODIs, which we play very much less. Check cricket provides the most effective probability to see a captain’s means however the form of pitches we make at residence, it takes every thing away from a captain when it comes to technique,” he added. 

Earlier within the yr, when Australia toured Pakistan, two out of three Check matches resulted in a draw, together with the primary Check match the place solely three out of 4 innings have been accomplished. The Aussies finally wrapped up the collection as they gained by 115 runs within the ultimate Check match. The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ramiz Raja, justified the shortage of outcome within the Australia collection by stating that they didn’t need to produce bouncy wickets and play to the Aussies’ energy.  



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