'Misbah to play career's last Test series in West Indies'

'Misbah to play career's last Test series in West Indies'

West Indies head coach Stuart Law says the regional side will have to raise their game and play "smarter" cricket if they are to get the better of Pakistan in the three-match one-day series starting Friday.

Shadab burst onto the global stage with 10 wickets in the four-match T20 series against the Windies, winning player of the series award as Pakistan clinched the series 3-1.

The former cricketer said non-sub-continental teams struggle against leg-spinners and advised Pakistan to take advantage of it in the upcoming ODI and Test series against the West Indies. In one such instance, Ahmed played alongside Abdul Qadir against the West Indies in 1990 in Karachi and Pakistan won the test match by eight wickets.

"I think the focus of selection committee and all of us is that why can't two legspinners play in one match?" In Australia, Shah could take only eight wickets in three test matches and Pakistan lost the series 3-0.

“You might say Saturday is a good performance, but only one man performed so therefore you are talking about one man performing in every seven or eight matches and happen to win a match. "He [Shadab] could learn from Yasir like I learnt from Qadir bhai and then Danish learnt from me when I was his senior".


Misbah, who will turn 43 in May, had earlier asked the PCB for time to decide on his future following whitewash defeats in his last two series against Australia and New Zealand, respectively.

Davis said top cricket teams perform at a high level consistently, something the West Indies have failed to do.

The governing board of PCB has expressed rage on Shahryar Khan's remarks about Misbah-ul-Haq.

The series could have huge ramifications on automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup - Pakistan are now eighth in the rankings, five points and a place above West Indies, who would be facing the prospect of having to come through a qualifier if their position does not improve ahead of the September cut-off.

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