Islamabad - Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has revealed that he'd hoped
for a bit more competition from the West Indies, and is disappointed with how
badly they've played.
Pakistan have wrapped up the Test series in the UAE with a
game to spare, and Misbah said he had hoped for a more stringent challenge
against the once-great Windies.
Misbah said after his side's 133-run win in Dubai:
"That's a bit disappointing and if you see their strength in international
cricket they were always a force but now they are having a downfall.
"They are a young side with some players performing
well in bits and pieces at the moment. They will become a good side but at the
moment they are lacking experience.
"Everyone wants to see a strong West Indies side like
we had in the past. Right now it's really a big disappointing factor for all of
Windies skipper Jason Holder, who has not been in the job a
year yet, agreed about the inexperience, but insisted they were improving with
He said: "It is a young and inexperienced squad so it
will take time to get the results we have been looking for.
"We have been in the position of inconsistency for the
last number of years so I don't feel any pressure.
"I am here to do a job and I am trying to do as best as
possible. It's almost a decade since we have been struggling.
"We are in a situation where we are trying to get
things right. It will take some time for these boys to get nourished and
developed and we have to give them that opportunity to do so.
"If you have watched our cricket for the last couple of
months then we have shown signs of improvement."
The third Test starts in Sharjah on Sunday.