Lahore (Sports Reporter) England’s head coach Brendon McCullum has said that the entire Pakistan team is great, it will be a big challenge to play, it is expected that a large number of fans will visit the stadium in the Test series against Pakistan, along with Shaheen. I have played in Pakistan Super League, he is an excellent bowler, Shaheen’s unavailability in test match is a big loss for Pakistan, I am very happy to come to Pakistan, many years were very difficult for Pakistani people, because of security. We have some restrictions in Pakistan, but we will try to enjoy as much as possible on the field and off the field. While giving a press conference, the head coach of the English team said that we are feeling very good coming to Pakistan. “Our camp in Abu Dhabi was very good and the players got a chance to do some socializing. They said that Mark Wood is not fit so he will not be able to participate in the first Test match but we hope that he will be able to play in the second Test match. He will be able to be a part of the team after recovering from the injury before but the rest of the team is fully fit. He said that the back is feeling good though. I think that will change in the next couple of days, the training facilities available to us in Pakistan are fantastic.
Both the teams are training together in a good atmosphere, but we have to wait a little bit to see how the wicket will be. Having scored just 12 runs in my career, I have not done well here but luckily I don’t have to bat myself this time. They will be very happy to see them playing in front of us, we all know that Pakistan has a lot of passion for cricket and sports and we will try to make them enjoy our style of playing. It’s been hours, the best hospitality is being given in Pakistan, we are being looked after very well and our hotel is also very beautiful, playing Pakistan cricket is a great opportunity for us and trying to show our best skills on the field. Represent New Zealand in 101 Tests, 260 ODIs and 71 T20 matches. The English coach who has the honor said that our team will definitely respect the conditions but at the same time we will try to play with our aggressive style, the players in our squad play cricket in the same way. Describing the unavailability of Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi for the series as a big loss for Pakistan, Shikar said that I have played with Shaheen in the Pakistan Super League, he is an excellent bowler but the Pakistani team is full of talented players. Maybe these players are not fully prepared but they are very talented so we have to come against them with full preparation so that we can put these bowlers under pressure. Kollam said that we are just trying to provide entertainment to people, the format of Test cricket has not been very popular in modern times but we are trying to make people enjoy Test cricket equally when they turn on the TV, we know that. That while playing in this style we will sometimes succeed and sometimes fail We will continue to play with the same aggressive and positive thinking and thanks to this we have achieved success in the current period. He said that it is a great pleasure to come to Pakistan, many years were very difficult for the Pakistani people because there were international players here for a long time. Cricket could not be played, it was very challenging, new generation fans could not see bowlers like Wasim and Waqar playing in front of them in their own country but now international cricket is back so hopefully Pakistani fans will have the same for cricket. Enthusiasm can be reawakened. The former Kiwi captain said that we have some restrictions in Pakistan due to security, but still we will try to enjoy as much as possible on and off the field. He said that it will be difficult for both teams to score runs on this wicket because both have excellent bowlers, so scoring 500 runs will be very difficult. If we play good cricket on important occasions, we will be able to score more runs. He said. Not the players but the entire Pakistani team is very strong, not only in Pakistan but also abroad Raine has played so it will be a big challenge for us to play here. Brend McCullum said that we want more fans to come and house full in Test cricket too, fans support the local team. We are lucky that the stadiums in England are full of fans, so it is hoped that the fans in Pakistan will also visit the ground to support their team. The England team has come to Pakistan to play a Test series after 17 years and both The first match of the three-Test series between the teams will be played in Rawalpindi from December 1.