Sunday, 5 December 2021

Winning against New Zealand would define Pakistan, says Arthur


WELLINGTON: Pakistan cricket head coach Mickey Arthur is confident that despite hostile conditions, his side is capable of pulling it off against New Zealand.

The head coach was of the view that winning away from home is what that will ‘really define’ Pakistan as a team.

“Every team is good at home conditions. The key for us is to win away from home because winning away from home really defines you as a team, so this is our challenge,” Arthur said.

Arthur further said that the Kiwis are a tough opponent but Pakistan has the ‘ability’ to counter them. “New Zealand [team] in these conditions is very good, but we can match them if we play to our ability [and] I am confident with that,” the head coach added.

Pakistan would play a practice match with New Zealand XI tomorrow (Wednesday), which will be proceeded with a five-ODI and three-T20I.

Squad: Fakhar Zaman, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt), Shadab Khan, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Amir and Rumman Raees

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