Pakistan women cricket team’s right-handed batsman Sidra Amin is optimistic to play positive cricket against South Africa in their backyard.
“Our combination is good and if we go out there with positive mindset then it will be easy for us to win matches,” Sidra said while speaking to the media at National Stadium Karachi.
Sidra said that each player in the team has been given a particular role and the team management is working professionally with the girls.
“Coaches are working with players individually which will help us improve our game in the upcoming tough series against the protease,” said Sidra who is looking forward to scoring runs for his team who take South Africa in ICC Women’s Championship fixture next month.
Sidra said that they will try to carry the winning momentum in ODIs as they last beat West Indies 2-1 in the UAE. “We had a very useful last series against West Indies where we learned a lot,” she said.
To a query about the experienced pacer Diana Baig’s exclusion from the squad due to injury, Sidra said her experienced mattered for them but young Fatima Sana will fill in well for her teammate. “Diana’s injury was a huge blow for the team but still we have a potent squad,” she said.
Sidra praised their new batting consultant Iqbal Imam who is busy in developing batting skills of the girls before all-important series. “Iqbal Bhai is keen towards developing our skills with the bat,” she said.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan will play three-ODI series against South Africa starting from May 6. The team will also play five T20Is against the home side.