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Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan has admitted that the national team have to take wickets early on and in the middle overs in order to stop conceding so many runs.
Shadab’s comments come after England successfully chased a target of 359 with more than five overs to spare in the third ODI against Pakistan in Bristol on Tuesday.
With Pakistan also having allowed England to amass a mammoth score of 373/3 in the second ODI in Southampton, Shadab conceded that it is an area of concern going into the World Cup.
“You have to take wickets with the new ball and strike in the middle overs as well. If you don’t do that, you can concede 150 runs in the last ten overs,” Shadab, who was declared fit for the World Cup, was quoted as saying by arysports.tv.
After the ongoing five-match ODI series against England, Pakistan will play two World Cup warm-up games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Bristol and Cardiff on May 24 and 26 respectively.
They will then begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.