It felt really really good to knock off the winning runs against Australia in the Second Test at Headingley, and many of my family and friends called me to congratulate me.  I didn’t think that I would be the one getting those runs, I’m grateful and happy all the same. The ball went quite close to Ricky Ponting, but he was never going to catch it. The ball was a good length and I felt positive to go and hit the ball hard and my BoomBoom bat did the rest thankfully.

 

I'm now looking forward to the npower Test Series against England starting today. England are in good form, not only in Test match cricket, but also in other formats - but we never fear anyone. The confidence amongst the boys is very good especially with the last win against Australia, and with our support in the grounds we feel like this is our 'home away from home'.

I feel that we have the depth of batting to beat England. It surely won't be easy, and not having experience like Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan will make a difference. However, the PCB is showing confidence in youngsters and the boys are responding really well. The series against England is much longer than Australia, so I’m sure there will be chances for our batting to do very well.

As a team, we don’t bother much about media and opposition hype, we feel that with me, Asif & Amir we have the bowling to upset any team in the world - whatever Paul Collingwood says! My injury that kept me out of Twenty20 World Cup and the Asia Cup has cleared up. I’m bowling with much more rhythm and, generally, feeling great. Asif has found some form on the tracks in England and Amir is bowling the best I have seen so far.    

Paul and I can discuss after the Test Series who’s bowling attack is better!