England series will be true test for Pakistan, says Azhar Ali

The Test series between England and Pakistan will commence on January 17, 2012 at Dubai © Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Dubai: Dec 12, 2011

 

Pakistan top-order batsman Azhar Ali feels the upcoming Test series against England will be an exciting one and that the Pakistan team will have to play their best cricket to beat the top-ranked Test team in the world.

 

He said, “We need to be on top of our game and at our best if we are to compete against England and we simply cannot afford to be below par in any facet of our cricket.”

 

The young batsman said personally he looked at the series to prove his credentials at the international stage.

 

Ali was quoted in Bettor.com as saying, “As a youngster you dream of playing for your country against the top sides and for me to hopefully get the chance to face England again, this time in the UAE next year will be a great achievement.

 

“It should be a great series, a competitive series and a series that will no doubt provide some fantastic cricket.”