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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bright chances to beat Kiwis: Intikhab

Bright chances to beat Kiwis: IntikhabLAHORE - Pakistan cricket team would give tough time to New Zealand and their winning chances are brighter, said Intikhab Alam on Wednesday. 
Talking to mediamen, Pakistan cricket team coach Intikhab Alam said: 'Physical fitness is a key to success for the national team during the camp which began here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday.' 
Intikhab said that there was a lot of talent in our country and the players had great ability to upset any team but the major problem with them was physical fitness. 
There was a great need to make them physically fit only then they would be able to beat the best teams of the world. 
He said New Zealand series was very important for Pakistan team as the team will return home on February 5 and then would leave for Bangladesh to play World Cup on February 11. 
'The team have no time to practice for World Cup so the practice for New Zealand series would also be considered as preparation for World Cup. And the team which will be finalised for the New Zealand series will also finalised for World Cup,' said Pakistan coach. 
Intikhab also said that three tainted players Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Amir would not be available for World Cup. 
Talking about World Cup advertisement, he said that no player has asked him for advertisement and if someone would ask, he would not be allowed to take part. 
'The camp is more important than any other work. So for the camp, they have to leave any other activity and fully concentrate on camp and physical fitness which will help them to win not only New Zealand series but also World Cup,' Alam said. 
All the players have reported at the camp in time. Pakistan former captain Javed Miandad also joined the camp as batting and fielding consultant. He also gave tips to Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi and advised him to be cool while batting and try to remain on crease as much time as he can. 
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