Anam Amin excited to make a mark in West Indies series

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Anam Amin excited to make a mark in West Indies series

Anam Amin during the ICC Women's T20 Cricket World Cup

Pakistan left-arm spinner Anam Amin has said that she is excited for the upcoming series against West Indies, which she believes would be a challenge for her and the team.

“West Indies are a quality international side and playing against them is always challenging,” Amid said in a video interaction released by Pakistan Cricket Board.

“I have always enjoyed the challenge that that opposition brings and I am looking forward to making an impression in the West Indies. This will be the first time our team will play in Antigua and this brings me an opportunity to leave a mark there,” added the 28-year-old, who has represented Pakistan in 75 matches across formats.

The last time these two sides played a bilateral series was in 2019 when Pakistan hosted West Indies for a three-match T20I and ODI series. West Indies took the closely contested T20 series and Pakistan made a triumphant comeback in the ODI series which was played in UAE. Amin took five wickets in that T20I series against West Indies.

Talking about her bowling plans Amin said, “My strength is bowling dots upfront. The key is bowling with accuracy and keeps the batter guessing. The new ball turns and skids so there is a lot of reward for hitting the right lines and lengths. I make sure that I continue to target my areas on the pitch and mix up my spells with variations here and there to make sure that the batter does not settle.”

Along with World Cup Qualifiers, Pakistan will play in Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 as one of the top 6 ranked T20 side. Amin said, “This tour will play a crucial role in our preparations for three major events – ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers, ICC Women’s World Cup and Commonwealth Games 2022 – in which we have to participate in the next year.“

Since Pakistan appointed former Test player Arshad Khan as the Spin bowling coach in 2020, Amin has been honing her skills under him. She said, “I have been working on my skills under Arshad Khan and his mentorship has certainly helped me better my skills.

"It is indeed a great pleasure to have a Test cricketer as a coach. I am really excited to go out there and perform for my team,” she concluded.