Pakistan team coach Waqar Younis has high hopes for the 2015 World Cup saying the green-shirts have all it needs to win the extravaganza.
Waqar said we are all excited about the mega event as it is the cricket world’s top event and everyone has their eyes on the trophy so why not us? “We are trying to take this belief in the dressing room. We have the potential, we have the talent and the skills. It’s just about putting it all together and coping with the pressure,” he said in an interview.
Waqar said we were very lucky in the 1990s when we had Shoaib Akhtar bowling and later on, also to some extent Umar Gul who was also bowling fast. In recent times, we have Wahab Riaz who bowls briskly but as I said, you have to be disciplined. You cannot go out there and try and bowl 150kph and go all over the place as control is crucial.
Speaking about Muhammad Irfan, Waqar said with his 7’1″ height, he has the ability to deliver some unplayable deliveries and the prospect of this bowler helping Pakistan to glory in the upcoming 2015 World Cup has not escaped the attention of the Pakistan team management. Irfan is 7′ 1″ and it is very easy to breakdown when you are that tall and with his structure, he said adding the WC is around the corner and Irfan has the X factor that we need in him.
Waqar said the guys who played cricket in the 90s should come forward and help Pakistan cricket come up and improve its standing. “It is great that Moin Khan is around with Mushtaq Ahmed, Ijaz Ahmed and Mohammad Akram as well. They understand the demands of the modern game and can help the Pakistan team reach its full potential,” he said.