‘Excited to be here in Pakistan and see enthusiastic crowd’ Tom Latham


RAWALPINDI: New Zealand’s skipper Tom Latham is excited to see the Pakistani crowd when they take on Pakistan in the first ODI tomorrow. 

Talking to reporters in an online presser, Latham said the Pakistani crowd is so much passionate about the game and they put energy in the ground.

“It’s an exciting tour for us, coming to this part of the world for the very first time and heard a lot about it,” he said.

“I have heard about the passionate crowd and am excited to see them tomorrow. It is 25 percent due to COVID-19 but I hope they will cheer up for the game,” he added.

Speaking about the ODI series against Pakistan, Latham said his team has gained experience of playing in similar conditions in Bangladesh.

“We have come from Bangladesh where the conditions are similar to what we saw here. Our series against them was not too good but our players gained experience of adjusting into that condition,” he said.

“Pakistan is a tough side and they will have the benefit of home playing conditions. We have been assessing the condition here and preparing strongly for the series,” he concluded.

Pakistan and New Zealand will play their first ODI tomorrow at Pindi Stadium from 2:30 pm followed by the second and third games on September 19 and 21 respectively.

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