Rizwan is counting on his spin-attack to make use of the turn on offer in Abu Dhabi
Multan Sultans’ captain Mohammad Rizwan has claimed that his team possess the strongest spin-bowling attack in the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six.
While speaking to Cricket Pakistan in an exclusive interview, the wicketkeeper-batsman said that he is counting on the spin attack of Imran Tahir and Usman Qadir to make use of the turn on offer in Abu Dhabi.
“When I played for Pakistan ‘A’ in Abu Dhabi few years ago, there wasn’t much spin on offer. However, we would like the pitches to provide turn as I believe that we have the strongest spin attack in the competition. We hope that we get turning tracks and our bowlers are able to take advantage of the conditions,” said Rizwan.
“There is not much difference in pitches between Karachi and Abu Dhabi. But when I last played in Abu Dhabi two years ago, the pitches there had a little more pace and it was not easy to score against the pacers there. Whereas in Karachi, you get a little more time to hit and matches are generally high-scoring,” he added.
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Multan Sultans have only won one game in their first five games in PSL 6 but Rizwan is confident his team will bounce back when the league resumes.
“Whenever such a gap comes, you talk to your players about what we could have done better. We made several mistakes collectively as a team. I have had a chat with my players regarding where we lacked and hopefully we will try to improve in those areas and produce better results,” he said.
Rizwan also added that he isn’t bothered by the soaring temperatures in Abu Dhabi but cautioned that foreign players might find it difficult to adjust to the heat.
“I enjoy playing cricket in soaring heat. I am ready to play even in 50 degree celsius temperature. Pakistan players are also accustomed to playing hot weather, so they won’t face any trouble. However, foreign players might find it difficult to adjust initially,” he concluded.