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‘We want to win World Cup,’ says Pakistan head coach Grant Bradburn

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LAHORE: Head coach Grant Bradburn expressed his hope to guide the Pakistan national men’s cricket team to the top ranking in all formats, World Cup glory and World Test Championship (WTC) Final.

While speaking to the media on the sideline of the specialised camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Grant Bradburn revealed what he wants to achieve as the head coach of the Pakistan team.

“We want to become the No.1 side in all formats, we want to win World Cup this year and to play the next World Test Championship Final is our target,” said Bradburn.

“For this, we need to improve in every department and would have to play more matches. But it’s the task of the PCB and they are working on it,” he added.

Grant Bradburn also commented on the ongoing specialised camp and predicted its optimal outcomes before terming it as a great opportunity to improvise their skills.

“It is a great opportunity for us to prepare. The players can further improve their skills in this camp,” stated Bradburn.

“It is a specialised camp for the spinners so it would be our prime goal to bring talented spinners to the limelight. It would also benefit the batters as they will be able to play against spinners.

“We are going to make many experiences in this camp,” Bradburn added.

Head coach Grant Bradburn further opined regarding Abid Ali’s participation in the ongoing camp and is confident for the latter’s comeback.

“Abid Ali is a good cricketer. He has a decent Test average,” said Bradburn. “He is looking fit and can make a comeback,” Bradburn added.

Bradburn then went on to respond to a query regarding leg-spinner Yasir Shah and confirmed that he is still part of the plan and can also make a comeback.

“Yasir Shah is definitely part of the plan. We will not leave out any of our players and will try to give everyone the opportunity. So yeah, every player can return,” he concluded.

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