Shadab Khan (Image Credits: Getty Images)
Shadab Khan (Image Credits: Getty Images)

Shadab Khan, the vice-captain of Pakistan’s white-ball cricket team, thinks that the England series will give Pakistan a great opportunity to get ready for the ICC T20 World Cup.

Australia will host the ICC Men Twenty20 World Cup the following month.

Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan. Pic Credits: Twitter

Shadab revealed in an exclusive interview with Geo News that he is practising to get ready for bowling in powerplay and death overs so that he can be a bowling option for the squad at any point of the game. The interview was conducted ahead of the first T20I against England.

Shadab also stated that if the team needs him to bat higher in the order.

Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan. (Photo: Twitter)

“It is, of course, a very historic series and also a worthwhile opportunity for us to prepare for the world cup. England is one of the most successful teams in limited over cricket that plays modern-day cricket. So, it will help us to prepare for the world cup and will allow us to form a proper combination ahead of the mega-event,” he said.

We are not targeting any certain England batsman: Shadab Khan

Shadab claimed that he is not going after anyone England batsman, but rather, he plans to work on developing his bowling variations during the forthcoming series.

“I’ve been working on something from the Asia Cup and I will continue working on it so that it can be helpful for me in Australia,” said the national team’s all-rounder.

Shadab Khan. PC- Getty
Shadab Khan. PC- Getty

“It is about my bowling variations, which I realized during the T20 blast, especially when I was bowling with a new ball in the powerplay. I am working on it so that I can prepare myself in a better way to be able to bowl at any stage of the game, be it powerplay overs or death overs,” he said.

Pakistan and England will play the first of seven Twenty20 International matches today in Karachi.

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