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Misbah hopes Pakistan players quickly find Test groove

Associated Press
Aug 04, 2014 at 11:04am IST

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes his players will quickly find their Test match groove when they play the first match of a two-game series against Sri Lanka at Galle on August 6.

Pakistan haven't played a Test since drawing the series 1-1 against Sri Lanka in January at Sharjah, where it sensationally chased down 302 runs in 57.3 overs on the last evening.

In the meantime, Sri Lanka have won a first Test series in England, and were trying to save the home series against South Africa.

Misbah hopes Pakistan players quickly find Test groove

Pakistan haven't played a Test since drawing the series 1-1 against Sri Lanka in January at Sharjah. (Getty Images)

The Pakistan Cricket Board has overhauled the coaching staff, with Waqar Younis back as head coach, and Zimbabwe's Grant Flower taking over as batting coach.

The new coaches have been leading training for nine days at Lahore, where the players have been trying to reproduce match scenarios.

Pakistan have not won a Test series since beating England 3-0 in the United Arab Emirates in 2012.

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