'Pakistan won’t fear powerful WI'
DUBAI, UAE (CMC):
Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has praised West Indies' ability in the shortest format, but said while they respected the reigning World champions, his side intended to play fearless cricket during the upcoming Twenty20 International series.
The two teams meet in the opening game of the three-match series on Saturday, and Arthur said yesterday that after having undergone an overhaul, the Pakistani team could provide a stiff challenge for the Windies.
"Our Test side in particular is a very stable side, with a lot of senior players in it, but we need to rebuild our one-day side," Arthur said.
"We were playing a style of cricket that was totally outdated. The exciting thing is bringing in a new brand of young players."
He continued: "The players we have brought in - Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Sohail Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Nawaz - they take the game on.
"They don't fear failure, which is fantastic. They are the guys we want to build this one-day cricket brand around. We have to change this brand."