India-Pakistan match in Asia Cup will be played on August 28
Pakistan coach gave a big warning to Team India before the match
‘We have such fast bowlers who can destroy the opposition’s batting’
New Delhi. There is going to be a clash between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup on August 28. All the cricket fans are eagerly waiting for this match. Last time when both the teams met face to face in the T20 World Cup, then Pakistani pacer Shaheen Afridi alone spoiled the game of Team India. Shaheen had victimized Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. However, this time he is not playing due to a knee injury. With this, the edge of Pakistan’s pace attack may seem weak. But, Pakistan coach Saqlain Mushtaq believes that even without Shaheen, Pakistan’s fast bowling attack is so good that it will face the challenge of Team India. He is confident that the pace trio of Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain will do well.
Saqlain Mushtaq said, “For the last few years, these three (Naseem, Hasnain and Haris) have been successful in fulfilling the plans and requirements of the Pakistan team. As captain, as a head coach, I have full faith in his abilities. Shaheen used to lead the attack, but these three also have the ability to change the game on a given day or situation. This trio has the power to destroy the batting of any team and will give tough competition to India too.
Hasnain got place in place of Shaheen
Mohammad Hasnain has been included in the Pakistan squad for the Asia Cup in place of the injured Shaheen Afridi. Afridi has suffered a right knee injury and may have to stay off the field for 4 to 6 weeks.
We don’t care about heat: Saqlain
It is hot in UAE. This can cause problems for the players. However, the coach of Pakistan rejected it. He said that in professional cricket, the situation keeps changing. Sometimes you play during the day and sometimes at night. Sometimes they take part in white ball and sometimes red ball cricket. The opposition team also keeps on changing. It is our need that we do not think about it and just keep full focus on our plans and implement our plans on the field by keeping pace with the conditions.
Competitions will be held in Dubai and Sharjah
Let us tell you that the matches of Asia Cup will be played in Dubai and Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Dubai will host 9 matches including the final while Sharjah will host 4 matches. The tournament will be played from 27 August to 11 September.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 26, 2022, 08:24 IST