Waqar eyeing taking successful New Zealand tour momentum to World Cup

Monday, February 7, 2011

KARACHI - Pakistan coach Waqar Younis is hopeful that the successful tour of New Zealand will mark a turning point in the fortunes of his team ahead of the World Cup.

Before the tour to New Zealand, where Pakistan won the Test series 1-0 and the one-day series 3-2, they had not won a Test series since 2006 and a one-day series since 2008.

“I’m pretty pleased because it has been a while since Pakistan won anything, almost three years for a one-day series and quite a few years since we won a Test series, so it’s definitely satisfying,” Stuff.co.nz quoted Waqar, as saying.

Waqar further believes that the recent spot-fixing scandal and other controversies have helped the team come out fighting.

“I always say that the amount of controversies we have had over the last eight or nine months, we needed something like this. We needed to develop our team again, we needed to bring the teams back into Pakistan and the only way we can do it is if we start playing well,” Waqar said.

“I think this is one reason why we played well. Hopefully in the future we will try to play the best cricket we can,” he added. (ANI)

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