Pakistan Women Team is ready to participate in the Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers, they will leave for the campaign on Thursday to Sri Lanka.
Sidra Amin got her knee injured on the last day of the camp at National Stadium, Karachi. Due to Sidra’s injury and sacking of head coach Basit Ali, the month long training camp was cut short to three weeks. However, Kabir Khan joined the team in the capacity of the coach.
According to the team manager, Ayesha Ashar there has been no replacement finalized for Sidra so far.
The new coach of women’s team, Kabir Khan has stated that he would have liked the camp to be a bit longer, however, he has done his best to prepare them for the campaign.
“We have worked on individual players and have strengthened their weak areas. They needed a bit more lengthier camp so they could have practiced more,” Kabir told Express Tribune. “I would have liked a bit more time to coach the team but I did the best I could and I am now confident about the team’s performance.”
“We have tried to make them physically and mentally stronger and are hopeful of a good show. We still have some time before we play our first match so we will try and make more progress and more improvements,” he added.
Pakistan’s opening batter, Javeria Khan accepted that their preparation got affected due to the sacking of their coach, but the new coach worked hard to prepare them for the tour.
“We have trained well during the camp, although we did face some problems in the beginning as we missed our coach, but our new coach has worked hard and improved all faces of our game,” Javeria Khan told The Express Tribune.