Pakistan paceman Haris Rauf, on the eve of the nationwide crew’s departure to India, has made a daring declare even earlier than the showpiece, that he sees Pakistan within the remaining of the ICC World Cup.
“I don’t know which teams will be the semi-finalists of the World Cup but I see Pakistan in the final,” Haris stated whereas addressing a press convention organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board forward of the squad’s departure to India scheduled for Tuesday-Wednesday by way of Dubai.
Two different members of the World Cup squad, specifically Abdullah Shafique and Salman Ali Agha, additionally addressed press conferences individually.
It might be talked about right here that earlier the PCB had introduced that Imam-ul-Haq, Hasan Ali, Haris and Salman will tackle the pressers. Nonetheless, neither Imam nor Hasan turned up as Haris, Abdullah and Salman got here as much as reply the questions.
The media personnel needed to look ahead to greater than an hour for the gamers who got here late due to the capturing for the ICC in reference to the World Cup promotional marketing campaign.
Haris on the presser stated there can be completely different enjoying situations at varied World Cup venues in India however added “nothing is a big change as far as cricket is concerned because all of it would be white-ball cricket”.
He stated the crew administration would plan and strategise after watching the enjoying situations in India.
Saying that he had not set any particular person goal for the World Cup, the 29-year-old Haris insisted cricket was a crew recreation and he would attempt to give his greatest on the international occasion.
In accordance with Haris, pacer Hasan, who has featured in only a few ODIs in the course of the previous couple of years and performed his final ODI again in June 2022, would produce present.
“He [Hasan] is an experienced bowler who in the past played cricket alongside the current pace attack [of Pakistan team], and so hopefully he will perform well.”
To a query, Haris dispelled the impression that the Pakistan bowlers weren’t performing nicely in massive matches.
“In cricket, performance can be up or down on a given day,” he stated.
In the meantime right-handed batter Abdullah who was chosen as third opener, stated if he received an opportunity to play he would attempt to give his greatest.
“The selection is not in my hands, but if I get a chance I will try to do my best for the team,” the 23-year-old Abdullah stated.
Underlining that not simply India however all of the groups have been Pakistan’s opponents on the showpiece, Abdullah stated the green-shirts must play their greatest recreation in each match.
“The team management will chalk out a plan [for the World Cup] and the boys will act according to it,” he acknowledged.
Talking on the event, Salman stated Pakistan must look forward after the Asia Cup catastrophe in Sri Lanka.
“We have to move forward for the World Cup after ignoring that [Asia Cup failure],” the 29-year-old instructed reporters.
The all-rounder stated competing in a World Cup was a dream for each cricketer
“[For me] it is coming true and I am very happy.”
He stated each batting and bowling within the center overs have been essential phases in the course of the World Cup.
“I know the importance of this fact and will try not to disappoint the team,” Salman stated.
“In India, there is always extra pressure for players but I will control it in order to do well.”