ODI Series Against South Africa Is Good Practice For World Cup: Shoaib Malik

Former Pakistan cricket team captain, Shoaib Malik, has said that the upcoming one-day international series is ‘good preparation’ for the World Cup.

Addressing the media ahead of the one-day international series against the Proteas, Malik said that Pakistan is going to ‘stick to the same combination’ which they are planning to try in the upcoming World Cup.

Malik claimed that by doing so, the team will gel with each other and improve the confidence of players.

Of course, every game is important but we are taking every game as the preparation for the World Cup.

Maik, being the senior most player in the Pakistani dugout, said that his role is not just about performing, “It’s also to share your experience with the youngsters, and tell them how to play in these conditions.”

Speaking about the ODI series, the 36-year-old said that the preparations are going great but some senior players need to step up if Pakistan is to win the series convincingly.

Consistency is important in, both, batting and bowling and that is going to be once again our goal in the upcoming series.

Pakistan was humiliated in the Test series against South Africa and lost 3-0. The first match of the ODI series is scheduled to be played on 19th January at St George’s Park.

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.

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