Misbah not in favor of introducing ‘Pink Ball’ in daylight


Southampton : Head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq doesn’t think ‘Pink Ball’ will useful if introduced in daylight to cope up with weather issues.

In his article on Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s website, Misbah highlighted that people would prefer to see Test cricket with red ball. “Pink ball is very different from the red ball and I’m not sure that using it for a whole match – in daylight – is a good idea,” he mentioned.

The head coach is confident to give national belated Independence Day gift by winning the third and final Test. “Playing on Independence Day gives us extra motivation to perform for the nation and we wanted to give people the gift of victory. Hopefully, we can deliver a late gift to the nation in the final Test and announce another Independence Day! Or, as a coach, I can just announce that this is the month of Independence,” he wrote.

It must be noted here that England is leading three matches Test series 1-0. The third and last Test is scheduled to start from August 21.