RAWALPINDI: Insisting that he has been working laborious to carry consistency in his batting, Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman on Tuesday stated he would attempt his greatest to do properly within the forthcoming ODI and Twenty20 sequence at dwelling towards Zimbabwe.
“The whole world had been locked down due to the way circumstances were because of the Covid-19 pandemic, so it is a good sign for the revival of cricket that Zimbabwe have come to Pakistan. The two practice matches between both teams had been helpful and the players were feeling better,” the left-handed Fakhar stated in a video convention on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old Fakhar stated he would give his 100 p.c within the sequence.
“I am working on myself. I try to get quick runs and give a speedy start to my team as it’s my style therefore ups and downs happen as I take the risk,” the Mardan-born participant stated.
He stated he was engaged on to carry consistency in his sport and had been enjoying the four-day cricket.
“You learn from your failures. I have never thought that my place in the team was in danger as I try to give my 100 per cent in the game. It is a good sign for Pakistan cricket that competition is increasing among players. I wish more players come forward and compete so that the best can play for Pakistan.”
In the meantime, Zimbabwe all-rounder Wesley Madhevere stated he was excited to be in Pakistan for the primary time.
RAWALPINDI: Zimbabwe cricketers in motion throughout a web follow session on the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. — Tanveer Shahzad/White Star
“I have heard so many great things about Pakistan, the history, the cricket here, the people, the places and being here is amazing,” he stated.
He stated he was wanting ahead to the ODIs and T20s towards Pakistan.
“It was great to share the dressing room with the players. We got a strong team and have got a good chance to win games.”
The ODI sequence between Pakistan and Zimbabwe, beginning on Friday, would mark the return of ODI cricket to the Pindi Cricket Stadium after 14 years.—APP
Our Sports activities Reporter from Rawalpindi provides: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday stated that every one gamers of Pakistan and Zimbabwe, assist personnel and match officers have examined unfavorable for Covid-19.
“A total of 107 Covid-19 tests, conducted on the players and player support personnel of Zimbabwe and Pakistan sides as well as the match officials, have returned negative,” stated an announcement issued by the PCB.
In line with the assertion, the exams had been performed on Monday as a part of PCB’s Covid-19 protocols following the assembling of the 2 sides in Islamabad.
“All 107 participants have now entered the bio-secure bubble in a five-star luxury hotel and are now allowed to interact with each other and move freely within the bio-secure bubble,” the assertion added.
In the meantime, each side held coaching periods on the Pindi Cricket Stadium. Pakistan face Zimbabwe on the identical venue on Friday within the first ODI, adopted by second ODI on Nov 1 and third and ultimate on Nov three on the identical venue.
The three-game ODI sequence will probably be adopted by as many Twenty20 Internationals between the 2 groups — to be staged on the identical venue — on Nov 7, eight and 10.
Printed in Daybreak, October 28th, 2020