Ajaz Patel hopeful to make the most of Pakistan’s spin-friendly wickets

New Zealand left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel. — AFP/File
New Zealand left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel. — AFP/File 

KARACHI: New Zealand’s spinner Ajaz Patel is hopeful of profiting from Pakistan’s spin-friendly wickets throughout the upcoming two-match collection which begins in Karachi on Monday. 

Speaking solely to Geo Information, the Mumbai-born participant stated that he’s wanting ahead to the collection saying that he’ll attempt to give his greatest in maintaining opponents batters beneath strain.

He, nevertheless, stated that enjoying in Pakistan’s situations will probably be a problem.

“It’s at all times a problem to play in Pakistan’s situations, they’re barely totally different to what we get in India. In India, you get a bit bounce however right here the wickets are a bit sluggish and it provides you some flip which might be thrilling for spinners,” he stated.

“I’ve seen that spinners acquired the help in earlier collection right here however I’m additionally conscious of the truth that Pakistan has high quality batters who’re superb in opposition to spinners and it will likely be a problem to bowl in opposition to them,” Patel stated.

He, nevertheless, added that it will likely be an excellent and pleasant contest in opposition to a difficult Pakistani batting lineup for him as a spinner.

The New Zealand spinner added that Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are high batters and you’ll’t be complacent if gamers of such calibre should not in kind as a result of they’ll return to their high any time.

Patel made his debut in opposition to Pakistan in 2018 within the United Arab Emirates and acquired the person of the match award on his debut for his 2/64 and 5/59 which helped New Zealand win the Take a look at by 4 runs.

Whereas he hoped to repeat the identical efficiency in opposition to Pakistan, he expressed that he has to offer his greatest within the collection.

“My aim is to offer my greatest and put strain on Pakistani batters,” he stated.

“I don’t have any private targets or targets. I work laborious on every supply I bowl and work laborious each time I’m there, I attempt to learn the batter after which strategise my bowling in opposition to them,” he stated.

Patel, who had began his profession as a quick bowler at a youthful age, stated that he determined to modify to spin bowling to make sure a profession in cricket as his top wasn’t favouring him in quick bowling.

“Former New Zealand cricketer Deepak Patel has labored on my motion and every thing, he had inspired me to choose up spin bowling as a result of I’m not tall sufficient, I then began spin and see I’m now enjoying worldwide cricket for New Zealand,” he concluded.

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