ISLAMABAD: Pakistan veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik feels the green-shirts are ready to top ODI and T20 rakings.
Pakistan is ranked no 9 in in the ODI table over team’s dismal performance against England and Bangladesh as well as in Asia Cup, which means, the Men in Green may have to play a qualifier for the next World Cup.
“We want to be No.1 that is what we are trying in ODI’s and Twenty20s as well,” said a press release issued here from Dubai.
“The cricketers are trying their best and even though we haven’t been playing international cricket in our country but still we have played against very good sides and beat them in their home conditions,” he said.
He said it is not going to be easy because we all know West Indies are world champions.Â “But yes, we are well prepared. We played well against England even though it was a single game. We have got some decent youngsters and I think it’s going to be a great battle between two teams,” he said.
Pakistan will play three T20s and as many as ODIs and Tests with West Indies with the first T20 beginning on Friday. Green
shirts will be led by Sarfraz Ahmed while Carlos Brathwaite would head the West Indies team.
The second match would be played on September 24 while the third face-off would be on September 27.
Story first published: 22nd September 2016