Fakhar Zaman says Pakistan are looking to sweep T20I series against Australia

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Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman insists that they will be looking to whitewash Australia in their upcoming bilateral T20I series in the UAE.

Fakhar says that Pakistan will take confidence from clinching the Test series against the same opponent last week.

Speaking to PakPassion.net Fakhar said: “We are very confident after the way we won the Test series as that really gave us a big boost.

“I hope that we will be able to repeat our Test performances in the T20Is as well.”

Pakistan will be looking to play to their strengths against Australia and won’t be thinking too much about their rivals according to Fakhar.

He added: “We aren’t thinking much about Australia but working on what is in our hands [ their areas of strength].

“We have had some great sessions [of practice] and the boys are really enjoying it.”

Fakhar said that Pakistan will be looking to put a disappointing Asia Cup behind them.

He said: “In cricket, good and bad days do come for anyone and Asia Cup was not our best time but its past.

“We are all working hard and when you work hard, it is hoped that all results will be good”

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The explosive left-hander has not had too many opportunities to impress in Test cricket but hopes to establish himself as a triple-format player.

He went on: “Every cricketer wants to represent his country but I never thought I would be playing so much cricket [so many formats] for my country”

“Now that I am at this level, its up to me to take this forward and get lot of success for my country.

“I have been supported by team management at all times and I never got the feeling that if I wasn’t scoring runs, I would be left out of the team.

“Even when I was not scoring runs or when I was out on the first ball, I was told by the coaching staff to continue working hard, that I am the main player for the team.

“This gives a lot of boost to your confidence and also removes the fear of failure from the player’s mind as is the case with me.

“Obviously, [looking for] 3-0 win against Australia in the this series.”

Pakistan and Australia begin their T20I series in Abu Dhabi on 24 October.

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