Pakistan’s female cricketer Kainat Imtiaz is happy to see people in the country recognizing women’s cricket which boosts their confidence level.
While talking to the media on the sidelines of a training camp in Karachi ahead of their shorter format series against England in December, Kainat highlighted that public support and encouragement bring immense confidence in the team.
“Public support brings a positive environment in the team and encourages more players towards this game. We are seeing more female cricketers coming into cricket. Such backing will make our bench stronger for the future,” Kainat said.
The right-arm bowler is confident for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against England in Malaysia, starting from December 9 in Malaysia.
“We are prepared well for the challenge. We know the technicalities and the fact that they are stronger than us. But our focus will be to play a positive and aggressive game,” she said.
“It’s our home series and we have been playing cricket in Malaysia for quite a while. We know well about the conditions there which will help us compete against strong England,” Kainat added.
Talking about his personal performance, Kainat said that she tries to show his natural abilities. “I try not to do something extra. My plan remains with my strength and what role is given to me,” the cricketer highlighted.
Kainat agrees with the fact that the team will miss experienced Sana Mir, who has taken rest from international cricket for an indefinite period, against England next month. “Obviously, she is our experienced player and her absence somewhere matters to us but it was her decision and I hope she will be back soon,” she concluded.