LAHORE – New Zealand pacer Matt Henry has mentioned that they are going to be up towards a really sturdy Pakistan aspect of their residence circumstances however everybody in his group is up for the problem. Talking at a digital press convention on Sunday, Matt Henry mentioned: “It’s been a very long time (since our final go to) and I do know the blokes are very excited to return right here and play in new circumstances. We might be up towards a really sturdy Pakistan aspect of their residence circumstances however everybody in our group is up for the problem.
“I’ve been fortunate to have performed Pakistan a lot of instances prior to now and its all the time been a fantastic contest with the Pakistan gamers. I bear in mind the sport within the 2019 World Cup the place there was a robust Pakistan crowd and it was a fantastic expertise there, and I really feel it will likely be no totally different right here the place we may have some crowds right here as nicely,” he added.
The Kiwi pacer mentioned Pakistan would go into the upcoming ODI collection towards New Zealand with loads of depth of their squad. “Throughout the board, the Pakistan squad has loads of depth. In the event you have a look at them over the previous few years there was a fantastic inventory of quick bowlers as nicely. I haven’t been right here earlier than however the truth that they’re producing some nice pacers right here signifies that hopefully the surfaces may need one thing for us too, so I’m wanting ahead to what’s on the market too,” he mentioned.
Henry mentioned Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is an excellent batsman and likewise a menace for them. “Not solely Babar Azam however the remainder of the aspect has guys with loads of expertise and they’re very sturdy as nicely, so we’re doing our preparations underneath the information that they are going to be very sturdy underneath their very own situation.”
The pacer mentioned Pakistan tour might be totally different from Bangladesh’s and hoped the batsmen will accumulate extra runs. “I assumed the blokes did a fantastic job in Bangladesh in very difficult circumstances however because the collection obtained on the blokes did rating some essential runs however everybody understands that the tour of Pakistan might be utterly totally different, with wickets being a bit extra batting pleasant however the bowlers might be within the sport simply as a lot so we’re all enthusiastic about taking part in some cricket right here.” He mentioned the Bangladesh collection has additionally helped them put together nicely for the newest problem. “We have now obtained new guys within the squad who would have gained lots from their expertise in Bangladesh which might be sensible coming into this collection. However we nonetheless have loads of gamers who’ve performed loads of cricket in numerous circumstances together with the UAE, India and different sub-continental circumstances and they’re going to have a little bit of a greater understanding by way of what to anticipate and I’m actually excited concerning the probability of taking part in right here in Pakistan.”
Replying to a question, Henry mentioned: “We’re simply ready for our COVID-19 outcomes and as soon as clear over the following 24 hours or so, we will begin coaching over the following few days. There may be undoubtedly a superb buzz across the group. The way in which the blokes tailored to the circumstances in Bangladesh was a fantastic signal for this squad and has helped us transfer to Pakistan with confidence.”