Misbah defends England’s top team status

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who engineered a 3-0 test whitewash of England a few months ago, has supported the world’s top-ranked team to bounce back in Sri Lanka due to the capability of their bowlers.

After losing all 3 tests to Pakistan in the UAE, Andrew Strauss and his guys were also humbled by Sri Lanka in their initial test last week and require a fast response for the 2nd test starting in Colombo on Tuesday.

“England has a top quality bowling attack and when you’ve quality bowlers at your disposal you can always make a solid return in any circumstances,  Misbah said. Misbah dismissed suggestions that England didn’t deserve their # 1 test position and gave his support to the present ranking system employed by the ICC.

“They became the # 1 test team after playing nicely not just at home but in Australia and other places. But they’re in danger of losing their # 1 ranking if they don’t return in Sri Lanka,” Misbah said.

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