Hemp hopeful to continue winning run for Pakistan women’s team

KARACHI: Pakistan women’s team Head Coach David Hemp expressed his satisfaction with team performance as his side clean-swept, Sri Lanka in the  T20I series and won the ODI series 2-1 in a recently concluded Sri Lankan women’s team tour of Pakistan.

Hemp in a video message shared by the Pakitan Cricket Board (PCB), looked disappointed with a loss in the last ODI game against the touring side, however, he was pleased with the overall performance of the team in the matches.

“Overall I am quite pleased with the five wins we achieved,” said the head coach.

Hemp in a video message shared by the Pakistan Cricket Board, raised the expectations from the team to reach the semi-finals in the upcoming Commonwealth Games this year in which Pakistan will compete with India, Australia, and Barbados in the group stage.

“Expectations wise we want to reach the semis in the Commonwealth Games and while we have a tough group with Barbados, India, and Australia. I believe that if you have to excel in such events you have to win the big games,” the head coach said.

Pakistan women’s team’s next assignment will be a tri-series in Ireland against the hosts and Australia, as the third team. Hemp claimed the tri-series to be crucial for the team’s preparation before the Commonwealth Games.

“Before the Commonwealth Games, we have the tri-series in Ireland with Australia, the current world champions as the third team. Besides Australia Ireland will be a big challenge as they have recently beaten South Africa. The tri-series will provide us with excellent preparation before we feature in the Commonwealth Games,” he claimed.

Hemp and the team management will work closely with players in a preparatory camp in Islamabad before the team’s departure to the United Kingdom for the twin assignments early next month.

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