In regards to the field for the second Test match against New Zealand in Karachi, newly appointed Pakistan Chief Selector Shahid Afridi has made a bold statement.
Afridi promised a lively wicket for the series finale at the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi when addressing the media.
“We have to erase the dread of defeat from our hearts,” the former cricketer stated in response to a question about flat surfaces in the Test series.
The Rawalpindi wicket received two “below average” ratings from the International Cricket Council (ICC) this year, once for the England match and once for the Australia match.
In order to draw in more spectators, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will also grant fans free access to the stadium for the last Test against the New Zealanders.
The second game of the legendary series was originally slated to be played in Multan, but PCB was forced to change the location due to the city’s pervasive severe fog.