Waqar Younis, Pakistan’s head coach, stated that his workforce must play out of their skins to take the decisive collection lead once they tackle England within the third recreation of the 4-match One-Day Worldwide (ODI) collection in Sharjah. England recorded a thumping ninety five-run win in Abu Dhabi within the second ODI after dropping the opening fixture on the similar venue.
“We have to play properly to make it 2-1,” Waqar stated on Sunday (November 15). “England bounced again and bounced again nicely. We in all probability weren’t considering that they’re going to play that nicely and now we now have to play out of our skins to make it 2-1.”
Alex Hales scored his maiden ODI hundred to propel England to 283 on a sluggish Abu Dhabi wicket earlier than Pakistan suffered a prime-order collapse and folded for 188. Whereas Waqar hailed Hales’s innings, he was essential of his aspect’s batting, stating that Pakistan have been, at no time, in command of their chase of 284.
“The best way Hales made that hundred was nice and when somebody scores 100 on the prime of the order your probability of placing a 300 complete is improved,” he stated. “Clearly we have been anticipating a fightback from England however we additionally performed poor cricket in that recreation. We weren’t on top of things in batting and at no time we have been within the recreation and we should make sure that it does not occur subsequent time.”
The previous quick bowler echoed sentiments of Shaharyar Khan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief, and admitted that he was bowled over by senior batsman Younis Khan’s sudden determination to retire from 50-over format. Younis, 37, who returned to the 50-over format on the again of a wonderful run in Checks, performed the primary one-dayer earlier than calling time on his ODI profession.
“Actuality demanded that he ought to have accomplished the collection. However that’s the approach he thinks and he’s, I’m very pleased with the best way he performed the sport,” Waqar stated. “He’ll proceed to play Check cricket and I’m hopeful that he’ll full 10,000 Check runs however it was an unlucky method (to retire) and the choice was sudden and that was an enormous shock for us.”
The third ODI might be performed in Sharjah on Tuesday (November 17) earlier than the groups journey to Dubai for the ultimate one-dayer on Friday (November 20).