After a mediocre outing against England in the limited-overs leg of the tour, Pakistan will be eager to be at their best against the West Indies in UAE. The ODI series in England put forward a lot of questions for Pakistan, as bowling, which is considered their strong aspect, was all over the place. The English batsmen took a liking for the Pakistani bowlers and found themselves under no trouble against the visiting pacers.
A bright spot for Pakistan on that tour was all-rounder Imad Wasim. The left arm spinner and left-handed batsman played a few priceless knocks in the ODI series, and was instrumental in his side’s victory in the one-off T20I. Ahead of the series against West Indies, Imad spoke about the need to be more consistent.
“We have decided now, as a group, that we will be consistent,” Imad said. “The label, people say that we are inconsistent, which is true, basically, so I think now things have to change, it has to change for the betterment of Pakistan cricket, and we’re trying to show some skill level and the intensity that we did in Manchester. We’re just changing the trend now.”
Wasim was also eager to use his PSL experience in the upcoming series. “I worked with Mickey Arthur (coach) in PSL also, with Karachi Kings, and he’s a brilliant coach,” Imad said. “He’s really one of the best coaches. I think he’s a brilliant coach, he gave us a lot of confidence, which Waqar Younis bhai also did, so what I think is, it’s up to the players as well, because the players are going to be on the ground, we’re going to implement what the coach has told us, what plans should be executed. Obviously the coach, he’s a nice guy, and he just supports us in our good and bad days,” he said.