Our experience will count in the Champions Trophy, says Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore

Updated: 23 May 2013 22:18 IST

Whatmore said the team would miss the services of injured pacer Umar Gul but it still has enough firepower to do well in the eight nation event.

Our experience will count in the Champions Trophy, says Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore
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Karachi:

Pakistan cricket head coach Dav Whatmore does not believe that the Test drubbing his team got in South Africa early this year will impact their performance in next month's ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales.

Pakistan were whitewashed in the three-match series with no Test going in to the fifth day and since Whatmore took over as coach in March last year, the team has not been able to win any of their six Test matches.

Whatmore told Pakistani journalists in Ireland that losing Test series' to Sri Lanka and South Africa was not a concern for him.

"One-day cricket is a totally different ball-game and we have a good one-day side although I would say our Test squad is more settled," he said.

"The Test squad has been playing well and it didn't do badly against Sri Lanka. We were also done in by some bad umpiring decisions in the Galle Test. But the results against South Africa was not an easy pill to swallow. We knew they were strong but we still had a chance to do a little better," he added.

Whatmore said the team would miss the services of injured pacer Umar Gul but it still has enough firepower to do well in the eight nation June 6-23 event.

"We are placed in a tough group but this is 50-over cricket and it will all come down to how well we execute our plans on the match day. Otherwise we have some very talented and some very experienced players in the squad," he said.

Topics : Cricket ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Umar Gul Sreesanth Pakistan New Zealand Dav Whatmore
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