Pak team capable to handle T20 pressure: Alam

Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 16:16 [IST]
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Pak team is mentally stronger says Alam

Karachi: Pakistan cricket coach Intikhab Alam believes that his squad is well prepared to handle the pressure during the forthcoming ICC Twenty 20 World Cup starting in June in England.

Alam said players have been benefited from the psychological session held recently, that has made the team 'mentally" stronger.

It may be noted that sports psychologist, Maqbool Bari, held one-on-one sessions with the selected players on the sidelines of practice matches recently.

“His (Bari) sessions with the players here were very useful and the basic purpose is to get these players mentally focused on the World Cup and be ready to handle the pressures of such a big event," The Daily Times quoted Alam, as saying.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has organized such 'psychological sessions" in the past, but they hardly had any effect on team"s performance.

Alam said that the main objective of organizing such a camp was to increase the confidence level of players.

“The idea is to improve their focus and increase their self belief. In a big tournament like the World Cup, it is all about pressure and nothing else. The team that handles the pressure the best will win the title," he said.


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