PAK vs WI ODIs: Captain Nicholas Pooran on scorching heat in Pakistan, “I think we will be fine”.
Not too worried about the scorching heat in Pakistan:-
Nicholas Pooran insisted that the touring team is not too worried about the scorching heat in Pakistan ahead of the first ODI at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Wednesday, June 8.
He is hopeful that the boiling temperature will not have much impact on West Indies during the three-match ODI series in Pakistan.
Vest to beat the heat in Pakistan:-
There will be a lot of features for the players during the series, such as the delayed start of matches, extra breaks, ice collars, and vests to beat the heat in Pakistan.
Notably, this ODI series was to be played in December last year but due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the West Indies camp, it was shifted to June 2022.
During all three matches, the temperature is likely to hover around 45 Celsius. , Given that the ODI matches will start at 1600 local time (1100 GMT).
Pooran was not worried about the circumstances:-
However, the Poorans were not concerned about the conditions. As they are used to living in such hot conditions in the Caribbean. West Indies’ first practice session was in Multan on 7 June.
As reported by Reuters, Pooran said ahead of the first ODI: “Hopefully it doesn’t affect us. Coming from the Caribbean, it’s pretty much the same, so I think we’ll be fine.
He said, “People are coping well, the medical team is doing everything to keep us safe. You can’t see the future. But I don’t think heat will be much of a problem after what I saw this afternoon.