Sarfraz backs Pak to be at their menacing best against Windies

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Sept.21 (ANI): Pakistan T20 skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has called on his side to perform to their absolute best to beat reigning World T20 champions West Indies in the three-match series, starting on Friday in Dubai. Pakistan will head into the series after recording two successive victories. They won the last ODI of the five-match series against England at Cardiff before ending the tour on high with a nine-wicket win over England in the lone T20 match at Old Trafford in Manchester. Sarfraz, who was speaking at the ICC Academy in Dubai Sports City ahead of their first training session, admitted that he is expecting his side to carry on the momentum from their recent wins. Downplaying that the absence of West Indies key players Chris Gayle and Andre Russell would provide Pakistan with an advantage, the 29-year-old insisted that they are just focusing on their game and starting the series on a positive note, the Dawn reported. Sarfraz, however, expressed his confidence about the upcoming series, saying that the Pakistan T20 squad consists of some young players who have potential to do well. Echoing similar views, coach Mickey Arthur also hailed his team's skills and said they are ready to face the upcoming challenge. Arthur, however, warned Pakistan not to take West Indies side lightly, saying that the conditions in UAE are quite similar to that of West Indies and, therefore the opposition could turn out to be really formidable. Besides T20s, Pakistan will also play three ODIs and three-match Test series against West Indies, starting from September 30 in Sharjah.(ANI)