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'It will be a great confidence booster for us to win this series' - Wahab Riaz
Pakistan in Australia 2019

'It will be a great confidence booster for us to win this series' - Wahab Riaz

Wahab Riaz can crank the pace up in a jiffy and he is ready to up the ante against Australia - who are a tough opponent to beat in their home conditions. 

Being a seasoned veteran, the death overs specialist is going to be the leader of the pack alongside Mohammad Amir in the three T20Is. He looks in a good state of mind ahead of the series opener on Sunday.

"We will have to play attacking cricket to get the better of Australia. It's an opportunity for every player to make a mark," Wahab said.

The mantra around the Australia tour has been 'to play and positive and attacking cricket'. The left-armer has featured in the last three ODI World Cups and revels stepping up on big occasions.

"If we play attacking cricket, we can reap the rewards. It will be a great confidence booster for us to win this series" Wahab beamed.

Wahab was nowhere near the team after getting rusticated for two years by Mickey Arthur, but he got a surprise last-minute call up before ICC World Cup 2019 from the previous chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq.

Following horses for courses selection policy, lanky fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has earned a place in the side and is set to make a comeback after a hiatus. His bodyline attack can trouble the best in the business as he extracts a lot of purchase from the wicket. 

Wahab feels the bowling attack is in dynamic equilibrium.

"We have a fine mix and match of bowlers in the fast bowling department. Experience and young blood is always a good combination," he added.

This is the first major assignment for the all-powerful Misbah-ul-Haq and the coaching staff seems buoyant to deliver the goods.

 Wahab is pumped up after taking a wicket © Getty Images

Wahab is pumped up after taking a wicket © Getty Images

"It's good to have experienced players with us as they guide and coach us well. They always keep the confidence high and keep us in a positive frame of mind," Wahab opined.

Wahab took retirement from the longer format to prolong his career and his entire focus is on the next year's T20 WorldCup.