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“I will try to give my strongest performance” – Abid Ali speaks ahead of England tour

Pakistan opener Abid Ali is looking forward to building on his good run of form in the national team’s upcoming tour of England.

Speaking to reporters via video conference on Tuesday, the Test cricketer expressed hopes for a successful England tour.

“It will be a tough tour for both the teams following the current situation. COVID-19 is there but I think we need to move forward and have some cricket now,” said Abid, who became the first Pakistani in history to score 2 hundreds on the trot in his first 2 games.

“If I get a chance in Tests, it will be my first series of the longer version of the game. I had a good run back in Pakistan and I will try to take confidence from those performances,” he added.

A 29-man Pakistan squad will jet off to England in the final week of June and will stay in quarantine for 14 days alongside training. The first Test of the three-match series will start on August 5.

Abid feels that the players and coaching staff will have plenty of time in England to plan for both Tests and T20Is.

“We will have around one month there to prepare ourselves. Our focus is to make the most of that time and frame strong plans for the series. Meanwhile, West Indies series will also help us in judging cricket during current situation,” he concluded.

It is to be known that Abid has played 4 Tests so far for his country, scoring 321 runs at an average of 107 with two tons already.

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