‘We couldn’t have ideal preparation due to rain’ Waqar Younis


Derby: Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis has express regret as Green Shirts have not received ideal preparation ahead of the series against World Champions England.

Pakistan men’s team is currently in Derby where they are training in a bio-secure bubble at Incora Ground. The side will leave for Cardiff tomorrow where they are scheduled to play first ODI of the series on July 8.

“We could not have ideal preparations due to rain. We had few practices indoor and a few on the ground. It would have been better if the sun was out and we could have spent more time on the ground,” Waqar told reporters in a virtual presser.

Waqar is confident that the bowlers will do well in the series but stressed that it’s difficult to adjust for ODIs after playing T20s.

“It takes time for bowlers to adjust for ODIs after playing T20s. The pacers are getting into a good rhythm. They are fine bowlers and experienced especially Shaheen [Shah] and Hasan [Ali]. I am pleased overall,” he added.

No Pakistani bowler is in the top 10 rankings of all three formats. Waqar believes that it doesn’t matter as winning is the top priority.

“Our aim is to win matches and if you see last few series, Pakistan have won. This is meaningless if they are in the top 10 or not but as a unit, they are doing well for the team, one should not worry about it,” Waqar added.

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