Pakistan still have bowlers to trouble N.Zealand, says Sarfraz
LAHORE, Pakistan, Dec 26, 2017 (BSS/AFP) – Pakistan still have bowlers who
can put pressure on New Zealand in their upcoming one-day series despite the
absence of Junaid Khan, Usman Shinwari and Imad Wasim through injury, captain
Sarfraz Ahmed said Tuesday.
“It’s unfortunate that three of our key bowlers are injured but we still
have good bowlers who can trouble New Zealand,” he said, highlighting Hasan
Ali who was declared player of the Champions Trophy in England this year with
Pakistan’s 15-man squad flies early Wednesday to play five one-day
internationals followed by three Twenty20s, with the first ODI in Wellington
on January 6.
Sarfraz said Pakistan are ready after their Champions Trophy triumph in
“We have done the best preparation for the tour and all the players are in
good form so we will do our best on the New Zealand tour,” he told the media
after a short training camp.
“Apart from opener Fakhar Zaman, all other players have played in New
Zealand before so they know about the tough conditions and about the New
Zealand team. So we are ready for the challenges.”
New Zealand won a one-day series against the West Indies 3-0 on Tuesday
but Sarfraz is still confident.
“We have a strong bowling unit and I am sure that the batting will also
come good in tough conditions in New Zealand,” he said.