LAHORE - Pakistan cricket team player Zulfiqar Babar has said that he has gained a lot during the West Indies tour and vows he will do even better in the next series. 

Talking to the reporters here at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) before start of the practice session for Zimbabwe tour, Babar said: “I have a target in every match which not only helps me to perform well but also helps the team to earn crucial victories. I believe in hard work and I am working very hard and I hope I deliver in the next series.”

“Every wicket has something in it for the bowler and I try with my bowling and everyone knows my arm ball is good but I am still working on this and hopefully I can help Pakistan win. I will work hard and try to keep my fitness up and I will play for Pakistan as long as I can,” he said.

“There was always pressure from the first match. Our next challenge is in Zimbabwe where the competition won't be as tough and I hope we will play well there as well. In Twenty20, my aim is to contain runs which is the goal for most of the bowlers in this format. There is no weak team in T20s as it is a short three-hour format and whoever plays well in that time, wins the match,” Babar said.

“Pakistan domestic cricket is full of energy and makes you mentally strong. I have learnt a lot from domestic cricket and it was due to performing well in the domestic cricket that I am now a part of the national team which is a great honour for me,” he concluded.

Talking to the media, Umer Amin said: “Unfortunately, I have not been able to make full use of my abilities in international cricket but I hope this time, I will deliver for the country.”

“There's definitely a target for every match and I will do well during this series to become a permanent member of the team in all the three formats. I am quite confident that whichever position I am given a chance to bat at, I will try my best and make the most of it,” he added.  “After coming back to the team since the India tour, I think my performances have been better as compared to when I started in 2010. In domestic cricket, I played amongst the top four in the batting order, however, it doesn't mean I am not comfortable playing lower down the order. Wherever I will be given the chance, I will adjust to the circumstances,” Umer stated.

“I have definitely set targets, and I will do my best to make a century. I think there's a lot of maturity in my batting now. As you know we learn from our mistakes so I have learnt a lot from the 2010 tour,” he believed.

Talking about captains Misbah and Hafeez, Umer said: “I think both Hafeez and Misbah set an excellent team environment. The way they take the youngsters with them, we don't even feel they are our seniors. They also give advice regarding any match situation and how best to approach it. It helps youngsters a lot and give them confidence to do well on the field.”