Pakistan’s young leg-spinner, Shadab Khan is optimistic about team’s performance in England and believes that once the bowlers get in groove, they will start winning games.
Khan was addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi for the first time since he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C Virus in his blood ahead of the England tour. He shared that he was supported by his family, friends, teammates and the region. However, he was extremely frustrated when he learned about the virus and did not want to talk about it with anyone.
Shadab Khan has recovered from the virus and he is all set to represent Pakistan in the mega cricketing event, which is scheduled to be played in England and Wales from May 30th to July 14th.
The 20-year-old feels that Pakistan’s batting line is doing extremely well, but they are struggling because their bowlers are not striking in the middle-overs.
“We are playing competitive cricket at the moment, players are in good form, our bowlers have not been able to give their best performances so far, but whenever they will click, we will start winning matches,” he said.
Khan said that Pakistan are missing out on their three to four key players at the moment including Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and himself, which is causing trouble for the team. Moreover, he feels players will get in a better rhythm till the World Cup starts.
The young leggie is determined to adjust in English playing conditions as soon as possible, moreover he believes it will not be a tough ask for him as he is touring with the team there for the past three years.
According to Khan, Pakistan will have to take wickets to control the run flow, cricket has become so fast that teams struggle to defend even big totals like 350.
“You have to take wickets with the new ball and strike in the middle overs as well, if you don’t do that, you can concede even 150 runs in the last ten overs,” he said.