Forums » Introduce Yourself

they have often had to play on in the UAE

    • 1258 posts
    July 26, 2018 1:18 AM PDT

    Misbah-ul-Haq has hailed Pakistans bowlers for the effort they have put in to win matches on the slow and batting-friendly pitches they have often had to play on in the UAE. Alan Trammell Jersey . Pakistans 133-run win in the second Test against West Indies in Abu Dhabi was their eighth win in their last 11 Tests in their adopted home.Thanks to almighty Allah. It wasnt easy, Misbah said, after Pakistan sealed their tenth series win under his captaincy. I mean, on wickets like that, getting 20 wickets is always a challenge, and I think the bowlers just lived up to the expectations.They worked really hard, especially Yasir Shah [who had match figures of 10 for 210], and the fast bowlers also contributed well on this pitch, and I think that was a big achievement, getting 20 wickets on this pitch.Pakistan have developed a reputation for playing dour, attritional cricket under Misbah, and he said it was a necessary template to follow given the conditions the team played most of its matches in.I believe in, first, you just go there and assess the conditions and then, really, within your resources, [work out] how youre going to conduct your gameplan, Misbah said. If you just stay in your limits and execute your plans according to your strengths, then no matter what the conditions are, you could be successful.In the UAE especially, you cannot really change much about your planning, because [of the] slow pitches, and its really tough to get wickets here, and you have to grind oppositions sometimes. Thats simply the format you have to follow.But when youre playing in conditions like we did in England and were going to [in] New Zealand and Australia, obviously we need to change that. There the conditions are different. Were looking forward [to the tours], and obviously we have to play that kind of cricket there to win.The numbers support Misbahs contention. Teams that have won Tests in the UAE in the last 10 years have, on average, bowled 186 overs per match. In the rest of the world, they have had to bowl only 156 overs on average. And though West Indies lost both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, they batted for more than 200 overs in each match. They have only managed this two other times in 17 Tests since the start of 2015.Despite their record on the slow UAE pitches, Misbah said Pakistan would prefer playing on surfaces that offered a little more help for their spinners. Our spinners are our strength and with Yasir being a world-class bowler, we expect to have turning and spinning wickets but this pitch had nothing for the bowlers, he said. Today it was fifth day and still was flat and didnt do much but still our bowlers worked so hard to take 20 wickets and its a big achievement.Yasir bowled 67.4 overs in the match and got through far more bowling than the left-arm orthodox spinners Zulfiqar Babar (43) and Mohammad Nawaz (14). Misbah said this was because there was little help in the pitch for fingerspinners.In the first innings fast bowlers had to bowl more because at some stage there was a chance of reverse-swing and thats why spinners werent utilitied much, he said. Yasir, being a wristspinner, was helpful but both the left-armers didnt bowl much because of the pitch condition.Given the workloads the bowlers, Yasir in particular, got through, Misbah said it was natural that he didnt enforce the follow-on despite having a first-innings lead of 228.In every innings, you are fielding for over 100 overs, and I think bowling again with tired bodies will be tough, he said. Youve got to give your bowlers some time as its tough for fast bowlers in such conditions to bowl and you cant have Yasir Shah bowling 40 overs straight in two innings.You might get this but then again for the next match youve got to have a complete new XI. So understanding the conditions, weather [is important] and chasing 150 runs in fifth day will be tough, and that is the reason I didnt enforce the follow-on. Rather than pushing our bowlers, you bat and grind the opponent in full. Willie Horton Jersey . From filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes), The Price of Gold revisits the saga that rocked the figure skating world ahead of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games: the assault on Nancy Kerrigan, and the plot that led its way back to her rival Tonya Harding. Lance Parrish Jersey . -- Quarterback Will Finch threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns, and Yannick Harou rushed in two scores as the No. . The Browns coaching search remains incomplete.Graeme Storm has retained his European Tour card for next season after Patrick Reed failed to compete in the required number of events in the Race to Dubai. Players are required to compete in five regular European Tour events outside of the majors and World Golf Championships to earn full membership, and Reed fell short of that target this season. Graeme Storm bogeyed the 72nd hole in Portugal and missed out on retaining his card by just 100 euros The world No 8 opted to pull out of last weeks Turkish Airlines Open and he is not in the field for the Nedbank Golf Challenge starting on Thursday, live on Sky Sports, meaning he has teed up in only three regular tournaments in 2016. The American Ryder Cup star has now had all his Race to Dubai points stripped for the season, and the main beneficiary was English veteran Storm as he moved up to the critical 111th place in the standings. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. Storm bogeyed the final hole at the Portugal Masters last month to miss out on retaining his card by just €100, and he was contemplating a trip to the dreaded Qualifying School.But the 38-year-old is now guaranteed a Tour card for the 12th consecutive season, and he expressed his delight to Sky Sports during the final-round coverage of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday. Patrick Reed has lost his European Tour membership after failing to play the requirred number of events Im fully relieved, said Storm, whose win at the Open de France in 2007 remains his only European Tour title. Cheap Tigers Jerseys Authentic. Its been a bit of a rollercoaster couple of weeks, and I was fully aware of the situation regarding Patrick Reed and the fact he hadnt quite played his numbers.I was waiting to see if he had taken an invite to South Africa this week, but I got a call from the European Tour and it was a really nice phone call to take. Storm can now look forward to his 12th consecutive season on the European Tour When I got home from Portugal it was my sons birthday, so that helped to take my mind off of losing my card. But I received a lot of really nice messages of support, and I was just trying to focus on going to Q School.I needed to make sure I was still playing decent golf for that, but as things developed with Patrick, I was just praying it would go my way. So right now Im incredibly relieved. Obviously Ive been on the European Tour a long time and didnt want to lose my playing status, so its nice now that I can look forward to the 2017 season. Live European Tour Golf November 10, 2016, 9:00am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Also See: Olesen wins Turkey crown Pampling ends PGA Tour drought European Tour Schedule Golf live on Sky Sports 4 Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Jerseys NFL Cheap China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL GearWholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Authentic Jerseys Wholesale NFL Gear ' ' '

    • 2 posts
    December 30, 2018 11:06 PM PST

    Thanks for sharing such nice blog site list. nice collection of sites. morpheus peggo apk uktvnow