Published On: Mon, Sep 19th, 2016

Sarfraz believes West Indies series is good for us


Sarfraz Ahmed

Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan’s T20I captain thinks that the imminent three-match T20I series in opposition to West Indies in the UAE will be a perfect chance to erect his side for tours ahead.

Whereas stating on media, the wicketkeeper-batsman told that reigning T20I champions have got several truly good players even in the absence of volatile opener Chris Gayle and all-rounder Andre Russell. Sarfraz stated that “The West Indies series is good for us for the reason that we require to confront tough competition whilst upgrading the team,” Sarfraz continued by saying that “They have some really good whiz players in this format and we recognize what they are competent of. It will not be an easy series for us.”

The 29-year-old player elaborated his pleasure that the series in opposition to the Caribbean giants comprises of three matches, which in his view, will provide the team management a chance to attempt diverse amalgamations. He stated that “It is good we are playing three T20Is against the world champions,” he further added, “It will provide us the chance to strive out diverse combinations and provide much contact to the younger players.”

The Karachi-born wicketkeeper additionally told that captaincy at diverse levels was a great learning arc for him and that he is for all the time willing to direct from the front. He said that “I have captained the Pakistan U19 side in the youth World Cup, and I have in addition captained Karachi and PIA teams regularly in domestic cricket,” he continued “My experience of leading the Quetta Gladiators team in the inaugural edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the presence of some gigantic names was a big learning curve for me. My work is to raise the players, allocate them a role and drive them to meet that target. On a personal level obviously, I have always considered in leading for instance.”

Sarfraz as well heaped admire on Test captain Misbahul Haq, and disclosed that he has learnt much from the 42-year-old. Sarfraz further added that “Misbah has been one of our finest captains and I have learnt a lot by watching him do his job,” he further stated “Even in pressure states, he is a tranquil, bright and a composed leader, and that’s why he has the admiration of his players and I desire to pursue in his footsteps also.”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.