SHARJAH - Skipper Azhar Ali Monday said his team was heading in the right direction after a one-day series win over the West Indies which will lift their rankings and chances for a direct entry in the World Cup 2019.

Azhar said the series win put Pakistan in the right direction of rebuilding.  "It takes time to improve things. You need patience to lift a team. We started the rebuilding process after the 2015 World Cup and it takes one-and-a-half to two years so we are going towards that," said Azhar.

"No matter how many captains you change if you want to rebuild the team it takes one-and-a-half to two years. "Our nation doesn't have the patience, they want to win instantly. If you don't win they get frustrated and want change. As a nation we have to take responsibility. It's easy to look at things in hindsight and call for changes," he said.

Azhar Ali said his team was getting right combinations. "We are getting allrounders who have brought depth in batting and we are scoring 300 plus," said Ali whose team posted a big 337-5 in 50 overs on Sunday. "We are executing plans in bowling which is good, energy levels are high and with wins you lift your confidence. We have played well in the last five to seven matches," he said.

Dismissed for a first-ball duck and nine in the two matches against West Indies, Ali hopes he strikes form sooner than later. "My series against England was better and I scored runs there. I am playing well in the nets so it will take one innings to come in form because my confidence level is high."