Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is ready to make drastic changes to the side, saying that this is the same side that has been producing good results over the last couple of years.

The critics are calling for his head after Pakistan’s embarrassing defeat in the just-concluded limited-over series against England.

After winning the Test series 3-0, the Men in Green lost their dimension, suffering a humiliating 4-0 whitewash in the ODI series.  The T20 series also went to England’s credit, as they won the clash 2-1.

Misbah is shocked to see such a hue, saying that the side cannot be blamed for just one bad series.

"I am surprised at these calls being made for changes in the team. People forget that this very team has been doing well for the last one year. One bad series does not mean you press the panic button. It (the captaincy) is the board’s decision, but I am
not going to take any hasty decisions. I am fit and I am enjoying my game," Misbah told reporter after reaching home.

The 37-year-old referred to Pakistan thumping performance in the Test series. He described that his team’s fantastic win in the series came following a terrific performance by his bowlers, but admitted that the batting department failed to do well in the
limited-over leg of the clash.

"We were on top in the Test series and won it handsomely because our bowlers were in top form. In the one-day series their bowlers came good. Both sides struggled in the batting department because of the slow nature of pitches on offer in Dubai and Abu Dhabi,"
Misbah observed.

He added, "Yes, definitely we need to work on our weaknesses, especially our batting and I am sure we will come back strong in the Asia Cup. But I don’t support big changes in the team because these players have been doing well for the country for the last
one year."

On Dev Whatmore’s appointment as Pakistan coach, the skipper shared that since the former Sri Lankan coach holds a fantastic track record, he can do a lot of wonders with the side.

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