Misbah-ul-Haq relishing chance to unleash Pakistan’s latest prodigy

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  • Coach says 17-year-old Naseem Shah is ‘complete bowler’
  • Team have been preparing after no cricket for three months

The last time Misbah-ul-Haq was here in 2016 he was leading the Pakistan team on the field and demonstrating that as a 42-year-old he was still capable of some impeccable press-ups at the end of an arduous Test at Lord’s. Now he is back as the team’s head coach, looking no older but just as phlegmatic.

On Monday he looked forward to the Test series with calm, measured optimism, which is not so surprising since Misbah has considerable talent at his disposal and for the past month his squad has been preparing diligently for the first game at Old Trafford.

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Written by Vic Marks
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Misbah-ul-Haq relishing chance to unleash Pakistan’s latest prodigy

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