LAHORE – Pakistan cricket team’s interim coach Mohsin Hasan Khan says the series against England in UAE will be a combination of fast and spin and more pressure will be on the batsmen from both sides as compared to bowlers.

Talking to reporters during the first day of the Pakistan team morning’s training camp at Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday, Mohsin said that he would try hard to strengthen the top as well as low batting order.  “England is having a good combination of batting and bowling while Pakistan team is lacking experience but it is a very talented side which is moving towards the betterment. My task is to make the players mentally strong and I will try to transfer my cricket experience and skills to the youngsters,” the interim coach said.

He further said that after two back-to-back series, his main task would be bringing the players back to the rhythm and in this regard, he would try to give them balanced and much needed training during the training camp.

To a query regarding fitness of Junaid Khan and Umar Gul, Mohsin replied: “A fast bowler rarely bowls a spell of 10 overs and if a bowler is not bowling long spells it does not mean that he is not fully fit.”

Responding to a question regarding history of psychological tactics normally adopted by the English media, he said that players were just focusing on their game and the other matters were up to the management so those tactics would be of no use.

To a query about his own fitness, Mohsin replied: “Yes, I have suffered from a foot injury but now I am fine and continuously working with the team in training camp. I cannot teach players’ cricket rather my main task is to groom them and overcome their technical mistakes.”

To another query, he replied: “I am thankful to the PCB for coaching responsibility and I will keep on performing it till the PCB needs his services. Since the last two series, players are responding well.

“I am very satisfied with the team’s progress and striving hard to bring them on top level, Mohsin Khan concluded.