The 49-year-old believed that more time in the ground could have proved beneficial for the players and the team
Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis, while talking in a virtual press conference on Monday, lamented the lack of ‘ideal’ preparations ahead of the tough series against England due to rain.
The 49-year-old believed that more time on the ground could have proved beneficial for the players and the team.
“We could not have ideal preparations due to rain. It would have been better if the sun was out and we could have spent more time on the ground,” said Younis.
“Cricket has changed significantly. Bowling at death is not an easy task. You can't just stop the flow of runs with yorkers. We have talked to the bowlers keeping in mind the conditions in England. We are hopeful that the players will perform up to our expectations during the series,” he added.
Waqar also backed his bowlers to come good in the upcoming series, while praising pacers Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi.
“It takes time for bowlers to adjust for ODIs after playing T20s. The pacers are getting into a good rhythm. We have been looking at the series between England and Sri Lanka with a lot of interest and will be making our plans accordingly. The rankings of the bowlers don’t matter if Pakistan is winning. The bowlers had lesser experience on previous tours. Hasan Ali is in good form while Shaheen has also done really well,” he added.
The first ODI between England and Pakistan will take place on July 8 at the Sophia Gardens cricket stadium in Cardiff.