PSL perfect ground to prepare for T20 World Cup: Azhar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani ODI skipper Azhar Ali has said that PSL was an ideal ground for emerging players to prepare for the T20 World Cup.

Talking to a private news channel he said, “Our young players have got a chance to grab the opportunity and it was important for the youngsters to enhance their skills according to the needs.”

Replying to a question he said almost all the Pakistan Super League teams have hired foreign coaching staff and it would also work wonders for Lahore Qalandars.

“We will try to benefit from Paddy Upton’s experience. His stint with IPL and Big Bash is going to help us a lot”, he said.

He said they had got world class coaching staff and it was going to play an important role in the team’s performance.

Azhar further said that, “the young players’ interaction with top stars would be invaluable. There was no dearth of talent in Pakistan and it would be a great opportunity for young and emerging players.”

It is the best chance for them to hone their skills and impress selectors ahead of the T20 World Cup, he added.

He maintained, “these are still early days but I am sure we have got a bunch of players who will perform well in the tournament. The boys look eager to learn and hope a great tournament ahead.”

Replying to another question he said it was his responsibility to give confidence to boys who were just entering the international arena. The tournament would provide them a chance to prove their skills.