Pakistan, who failed to win the Test series against the last-ranked Zimabwbe, are not going to face the top-ranked South Africa.

[caption id="attachment_2332" align="alignright" width="200"]Only an extraordinary performance can help Pakistan save the day (Photo: AFP) Only an extraordinary performance can help Pakistan save the day (Photo: AFP)[/caption]

Pakistan reached the UAE today to play two Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20s against the Proteas. The first Test will start from October 14 in Abu Dhabi

Talking to the media at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport, Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq said the team is ready to face South Africa.

Misbah, 39, said Pakistan are well prepared for the upcoming series and will give tough time to South Africa.

About Mohammad Hafeez from the Test squad, Misbah said he was ruled out because of his recent poor performance but “I hope he will return soon, and that too on the back of his performance”.

He said that apart from batting, Pakistan have to perform in the bowling and fielding departments as well to achieve positive results.

Pakistan have only won a single Test in their last eight matches. And that too against Zimbabwe. The team’s failure to lift a single series in the previous one and a half years under the coaching of Dav Whatmore has put a question mark on its Test eligibility. It is against this backdrop that Pakistan are going to play against the world’s best test side. Let’s hope. But what else can we do?
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