Abu Dhabi - Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Sarfraz Ahmed
believes the clean sweep over the world champions is the first step towards
building a formidable outfit for the future.
Pakistan blanked West Indies 3-0 in the Twenty20 series with
another dominating eight wicket win in the third and final match in Abu Dhabi
They had won the first two matches by nine wickets and 16
runs in Dubai.
Ahmed said the win will go a long way towards establishing a
Twenty20 team, struggling after being ousted in the first round of the World
Twenty20 held in India in March-April this year.
That forced the then skipper Shahid Afridi to step down and
Ahmed was handed over the leadership, who won all four matches - also beating
England at Manchester earlier this month.
"Of course, this is the first step towards building a
new team," said Ahmed. "If we want to become a good team then we have
to bring consistency. Both junior and senior players are performing and
contributing and that is the sign of a good team."
Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim, declared man of the series for
his nine wickets in the series, rocked the West Indies' top order with figures
West Indies below par total of 103-5 was never a bother for
Pakistan, who chased down the target in 15.1 overs for the loss of two wickets.
All did not go well for the West Indies after winning the
World Twenty20 title.
World Twenty20 winning captain Darren Sammy was replaced by
Carlos Brathwaite while successful coach Phil Simmons was sacked.
Ahmed admitted a 3-0 win wasn't expected before the series.
"We didn't estimate we would win 3-0," said Ahmed.
"But I will give full credit to the boys for doing everything better than
them and that's why we have won the series."
Ahmed said he was enjoying the captaincy.
"It's nice to see senior and juniors cooperating and
contributing. It's a combination of juniors and seniors and I am enjoying it as
Pakistan and West Indies will now play three one-day
internationals with the first game in Sharjah on Friday.
The one-day internationals will be followed by three Tests,
the first a day-night game in Dubai from October 13.