Waqar: We will play with a positive mindset


Pakistan coach Waqar Younis says his team will not compete in the World T20 with a negative mindset despite not having favourable results in their last few matches.

Younis has seen his team lose a T20I series in New Zealand and not do so well in the recent Asia up which has led the team and the coaching staff to face a mountain of criticism.

The batting has been Pakistan's problem as they have not got big enough totals whether they are batting first or chasing but the coach said they will continue to be positive.

Waqar said before his team departed for India: "It's true that we haven't performed as well as we could have during the past few matches.

"There have been a few setbacks in recent times, but we are looking forward to a good show in the tournament.

"We shouldn't go in with a negative frame of mind. We will look to play positively and hope to perform better. The wickets in Kolkata and Mohali (where Pakistan are scheduled to play their league matches) are good for batting.

"Our main strength is our bowling, we can defend any score."

Pakistan start their World T20 campaign against a qualifier on Wednesday.