Friday cover: Wahab Riaz is raring to go against West Indies

Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz makes the cover of The National Sport on Friday, September 23, 2016 as he and his teammates get ready to take on the West Indies at Dubai International Stadium.

Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz makes the cover of The National Sport on Friday, September 23, 2016 as he and his teammates get ready to take on the West Indies at Dubai International Stadium.

Paul Radley spoke to Riaz in Dubai about his recent ordeal at the hands of England this summer, who totted up a world record score of 444 for three in their fourth ODI in Nottingham.

During that match, Riaz had not only his own worst day, but the second worst by a bowler in the 3,773 one-day internationals that had been played to that point, conceding 110 runs to England.

Wahab says it was a “heartbreaking” day out against England but that he hopes to recapture the form he showed in Pakistan’s thrashing of England in the last T20 of that series, where he took three wickets for 17 runs at Old Trafford, into the game against West Indies.

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Published: September 23, 2016 04:00 AM

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