The interim head coach of New Zealand, Glenn Pocknall, is ahead of the ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand. In his limited-over tour, Kiwi coach said New Zealand is completely prepared for the challenge and will be fighting the Men in Green hard.
Pakistan should not overlook New Zealand, Pocknall remarked, as they provide 100 percent of the opening ball in the series. Pocknall stated the Kiwi players are excited, but New Zealand is more than capable of winning the ODI-Series despite playing with its second side.
“I’m still going to think intensity. After all, two international cricket teams still want to win. For 18 years Pakistan hasn’t had a New Zealand side, so they’re going to want to win at home, too. And we have also come here to compete with and to show our best foot,” stated Pocknall at a virtual press conference.
The coach commended the workout facilities at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium and stated the whole team enjoys its stay in the country. He stated that, because that is their first tour to the country, players still acclimatise to the conditions.
On 17 September at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium the three-game ODI series between the two nations will be open. The ODI series is followed by a five-game T20I series, which will begin in Lahore on 25 September.