‘India or New Zealand, our aim is just to win’ Hasan Ali

Lahore: Pacer Hasan Ali thinks every match in the upcoming is important to win and they are not just focusing on games against India and New Zealand.

The 27-year-old Hasan Ali, in a virtual presser, told reporters that players will look to prepare well before first match against arch-rivals India on October 24.

“The hype for Pakistan vs India matches has always been high but this time Pakistan’s match against New Zealand has also gained popularity after their pullout from the Pakistan tour,” Hasan said.

“This is a global tournament and every game is important here. We have good two weeks before our first game and we will utilise it as much as possible,” he added.

On the other hand, Hasan is confident of performing well as he is the most senior pacer in the team. “I want to lead my side’s pace attack and put up exemplary performances.”

Hasan emphasized variations will be crucial viewing condititons.”We have played a lot of cricket in the UAE and understand the conditions there. The pitches there are on the slower side and I hardly see a team scoring 200 there. The key will be to bowl according to situation and bring in variations.”

Meanwhile, Green Shirts took part in the first practice session at the National High-Performance Center (NHPC). Players will practice till October 14 and will fly to UAE on the following day.

Pakistan are scheduled to play two warm-up games against West Indies and South Africa on October 18 and 20.

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