October 2, 2023 3:38 am
Sport: Haris and Naseem, injured Pakistan quicks, stay in Globe Cup contention

Pakistan captain Babar Azam spoke about the value of injured quicks Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah in his team’s Globe Cup plans. Their absence was felt in the team’s loss to Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup. Azam pointed out that Rauf has a side strain but will recover just before the Globe Cup, even though Shah’s recovery is uncertain, but Azam believes he will be in the Globe Cup.

Pakistan failed to defend their total of 252 against Sri Lanka, and Azam attributed this to the absence of their finest bowlers. Debutant Zaman Khan bowled nicely, but Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka hit a 4 and a double off the final two balls to safe victory for his group.

Regardless of the loss, Azam stated that the group will discover from their errors and strengthen their efficiency for the upcoming Globe Cup. They will face India, the hosts, in a very anticipated match on October 14 in Ahmedabad. Azam pointed out that the group requirements to strengthen their fielding and address concerns in the middle overs of their bowling.

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