Pakistan's leg spinner Shadab Khan breaks silence over team performance in England ODI series
ISLAMABAD - The newly declared fit Pakistan’s leg spinner Shadab Khan admitted that the Pakistan’s bowling has not been up to the par in the ongoing One Day International (ODI) series in England.
“No doubt our bowling is not performing the way it used to, but Azhar Mahmood [bowling coach] and the rest of coaches are working on them,” said Shadab, while talking to media.
The leggie said that the bowlers need to take wickets in English conditions, otherwise there will be a massive score to tackle. “We need to take wickets with the new ball and in the middle overs as well especially the modern game is such that if one doesn’t take wickets then the opposition can hit 150 or more runs in the final 10 overs of the game,” said Shadab.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday declared Shadab fit for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after his latest test results reflected zero viral load in his blood.
The leg-spinner will now leave for London on Thursday, 16 May, further said that he would try to get used to the conditions as soon as possible.
However, Shadab’s appearances in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up matches, scheduled for 24 and 26 May against Afghanistan and Bangladesh respectively, are subject to his fitness and the team management’s decision.