Waqar: We are heading in the right direction


Pakistan coach Waqar Younis feels his side are heading in the right direction after completing an almost perfect tour to Sri Lanka that saw them win the series in all three formats of the game.

They beat their Asian neighbours two-one in the Test series, won the five-match ODI series three-two and rounded off their tour by winning both T20 matches.

While he Waqar wouldn't say that his team have now suddenly become a force in world cricket, he feels they are getting there.

Waqar said: "I would not say that we have become world beaters after winning the whole tour but I would say that we are heading in the right direction.

"I think the best thing on this tour was that the mindset of the players has changed towards positive cricket."

The former Pakistan paceman says his troops are well-equipped to compete with the best teams, especially with the new attacking mindset that teams in world cricket are playing with.

Waqar continued: "The change in world cricket was adopted by us, which was to smash the ball if it is there for a hit."