ISLAMABAD: Former cricket team captain Imran Khan on Wednesday has advised the national cricket team to play their best cricket by fighting till the last ball, ahead of the third Test match between Pakistan and England at Edgbaston today.
Khan, the winning captain of 1992 world cup, took to Twitter to encourage the team and expressed the hope that the team would play the match without the fear of losing.
Green shirts are all set to take on England today at Edgbaston after a disappointing loss to the hosts in the second Test match at Manchester.
Pakistan dismissed the English team on 272 in the first innings on the fields of Lords in the first Test match.
Batting first, the Pakistan team scored 339 in the first innings with the team captain Misbah’s successful first century at Lords. While the English team only managed to reach 272.
Leg spinner Yasir Shah took six wickets in the innings for Pakistan – declared as the best figures by an overseas spinner against England at Lord’s since Sid Pegler’s seven for 65 for South Africa in 1912.
Before the start of the third match, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq had said that knocking down ‘pillars’ Joe Root and Alistair Cook was crucial and detrimental for the visitors to clinch the third Test.