Asia Cup; Pakistani confidence started to touch the heights of the sky

In the group stage of the Asia Cup, India spoiled the bowling plan of Pakistan by promoting Ravindra Jadeja in the batting order, then in the Super Four stage, the green shirts surprised and disturbed the opponent by sending Mohammad Nawaz to the fourth position. He had to score 115 runs off 68 balls.

At that time, the set batsman Muhammad Rizwan was also finding it difficult to play strokes to the spinners, he was also in pain due to an injury while capping.

Mohammad Nawaz paved the way for victory with an innings of 42 off 20 balls, other batsmen found it easy to complete the mission.

Talking about his performance, Muhammad Nawaz said that it was the team’s plan to play with a right-left combination, it was decided that if Fakhr Zaman gets out, I will go to bat, my thinking was clear in this situation at the crease.

What to do going forward, there was pressure in the match but it was positive, not negative, knew I could do it, just kept my composure and used my skills, my effort was successful, and confidence from good innings under intense pressure.

I have improved tremendously, even while bowling I tried to put the batsmen in doubt with one or two balls in every over, this strategy was also successful, and the expectations of the fans increased, and I will work hard to fulfill them. Want to perform as a reliable all-rounder?

Mohammad Rizwan has said that I did what Hardik Pandya did in the last match. Targeting maximum scores, our plan was to take the match to the end as we have an idea of ​​the strength and depth of the batting, and were sure to score 40 to 45 runs in the last 4 overs.

Captain Babar Azam says that the Indian team took full advantage of the power play, but the bowlers restricted them by coming back, the fast bowlers and spinners bowled well, if my bat did not work, then for the third wicket, Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Rizwan’s brilliant partnership paved the way for victory, the leg-spinners were in action, Muhammad Nawaz was sure to perform.

Babar Azam said on social media that the team of champions won the sensational competition, the victory is for the flood victims in Pakistan.

It should be remembered that Pakistan’s next test will be against Afghanistan on Wednesday. The Afghan team was defeated by Sri Lanka in the first match of the Super Four stage

. Both Pakistan and Afghanistan have hired aggressive batsmen and excellent spinners. Yes, the Green Shirts have more options in fast bowling, a win will ensure Pakistan’s entry into the final.

Defeated in the Asia Cup match, Hindu extremists called Arshdeep Singh a ‘Khalistani’.

After India’s 5-wicket defeat by Pakistan in the Asia Cup tournament played in Dubai, Hindu extremists went wild as usual and called Arshdeep Singh, who dropped the catch, a supporter and agent of Khalistan.

At the crucial moment of the match, Muhammad Asif’s catch was dropped from Arshdeep Singh, after which Arshdeep Singh was subjected to the worst criticism on Indian social media.

Hindu extremist users accused Arshdeep of deliberately dropping the catch and called him Khalistani.

Cricketer Muhammad Hafeez, former captain of the Pakistan cricket team, tweeted in support of Arshdeep Singh and said that mistakes are made in the game. Indian fans are requested not to insult anyone.

Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh took the critics with open arms and said that stop criticizing young Arsh Deep.

No one drops catches on purpose. Pakistan played better.

Wasim Akram Braham presented the wrong Pakistan XI by the broadcaster

Before the match in Asia Cup against India, the names of the Pakistani XI were wrongly presented by the broadcasters, on which former fast bowler Wasim Akram got angry.

Wasim Akram claimed that he got to know about the Maliki XI from the batting coach Mohammad Yousuf before the game. I also wanted to see Shahnawaz Dhani playing. I don’t know if there is something wrong.

Later, Wasim Akram was informed about the mistake made during the pre-match analysis by the TV presenter and he expressed his anger saying, “Don’t make me happy, make the man who is telling the wrong team happy.”, this is a big game, this is not a small mistake.

World Cup Super League; Pakistan’s third position has become more stable

The ICC Super League has the status of World Cup Qualifiers, the top 7 teams will have the opportunity to directly participate in the next year’s mega event along with the host India, and the other 5 will have to participate in the qualifying tournament.

With the victory in the third match of the one-day series against the Netherlands, Pakistan made Bangladesh 120 points, but it is still in third place with a slight difference in run rate. Top with 125 points, Bangladesh (120) is in second place, Pakistan (120) is in third place, and New Zealand is in the fourth position with 110 points after a series victory against West Indies.

Afghanistan (100) had to move to fifth place, India (99) sixth, West Indies (88) seventh, Australia (70) eighth, Ireland (68) ninth, Sri Lanka (62) tenth, South Africa (49) 11th, Zimbabwe (35) is 12th and Netherlands (25) is 13th.

It should be remembered that Pakistan has 3 ODI matches against Afghanistan and England, and West Indies have played all their 24 matches and will have to depend on the results of other teams for direct access to the World Cup.

An appeal to the fans of the injured Shaheen Afridi to pray for his speedy recovery

The injured fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi appealed to his fans to pray for his speedy recovery.

Shaheen Shah Afridi has been out of the Asia Cup and home series against England due to injury.

In his message released on micro-blogging site Twitter, Shaheen Shah Afridi said that every player in our team is a match winner.

He appealed to his fans to pray for my speedy recovery. The fast bowler of the national team has also said that God willing, I will come back soon. Shaheen Shah Afridi has expressed good wishes for the national team in the Asia Cup.

It should be remembered that according to the announcement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi was advised to rest by the Medical Advisory Committee and independent specialists.

Due to this, he will not be a part of the national squad in the Asia Cup and the home series against England.

Shaheen Shah Afridi is likely to make a comeback in the tri-series in New Zealand, which will be held in October this year.

It should be noted that the national fast bowler suffered a right knee injury in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

Chief Medical Officer of PCB says that he has spoken to Shaheen Afridi, he is upset after hearing the news, he will return to cricket soon after getting over the injury and will represent the country.

He further said that Shaheen Shah Afridi has shown improvement during his rehab in Rotterdam, however, he needs some time to improve further.

On the other hand, Shaheen Afridi’s replacement for the Asia Cup squad will be announced soon.

Pakistan will prevail over India in Asia Cup: Sarfaraz Ahmed

Pakistan and India will face each other in the blockbuster Men’s Asia Cup 2022 match at the Dubai International Stadium on August 28.

The last time the two teams met was in the T20 World Cup last year, where Pakistan defeated the arch-rivals by 10 wickets. Former Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes that the Man in Green will have the upper hand against India when the two sides meet in Dubai next week.

He believes that India has played good cricket in the last few months but Pakistan understands the UAE situation better.

Sarfraz Ahmed said in a conversation with Sports Pak TV that the first match of any tournament is important.

Our first match is against India.
Of course, our morale will be high because the last time we played each other, Pakistan defeated India at the same venue.

Pakistan knows the condition very well as we have played PSL and many home series here.

Yes, India has played here in the IPL but they don’t have that much experience playing in these conditions.

Sarfaraz Ahmed further said that Shaheen Shah Afridi’s fitness is essential for Pakistan.

If you look at the current Indian team, they are playing good cricket. But our team is playing well, especially in the shortest format.

Along with the India-Pakistan match, the condition of buying tickets for other matches has been imposed

For the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pakistan and India teams will compete against each other on August 28, but before that, the tickets for the first stage of the match were sold out in just 3 hours, while the tickets for the second stage were sold out. The series is still ongoing.

In view of the increased demand for India-Pakistan tickets, the ticketing platform has implemented a first-come, first-served policy, with the organizers placing expensive tickets for arch-rival matches in the platinum category, while arch-rivals match Tickets for any other 2 matches will also have to be purchased.

Cricket fans have to queue up online to get tickets, one fan said that I spent 1000 dirhams on buying tickets, half of my household ration comes from this amount, I will only watch the India-Pakistan match. I will give tickets for other matches to friends or family members.

Earlier yesterday, the tickets for the first leg were sold out in just 3 hours while some cricket fans even tried to sell their tickets at more than the original price.

To which the ticketing platform immediately responded by saying that the resale of tickets is strictly prohibited and if any other person buys the ticket, it will be canceled.

First ODI; Pakistan defeated the Netherlands by 16 runs

In the match played in Rotterdam, the Netherlands team managed to score 298 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 50 overs in pursuit of 315 runs.

On behalf of the host team, captain Scott Edwards remained unbeaten with 71 runs off 60 balls. While Tom Cooper and Vikramjeet Singh returned to the pavilion with 65 and 65 runs respectively.

On behalf of Pakistani bowlers, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah took 3, 3 wickets while Muhammad Wasim Jr. and Muhammad Nawaz took 1, 1 wicket.

Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and batted first, and scored 314 runs against the host team.

In the beginning, the national batsmen looked troubled, but opener Imamul-Haq returned to the pole by scoring just 2 runs off 19 balls.

Later, Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam batted cautiously to bring the score to 178. On this occasion, the captain returned to the pavilion after scoring 74 runs off 85 balls.

Then Fakhar Zaman got out after playing a brilliant inning of 196 and 109 runs and stabilized the team’s position, the new players Muhammad Rizwan 14, Khush Dil Shah 21, and Muhammad Nawaz 4 runs left the pavilion while Shadab Khan 48. And Salman started not out with 27 runs.

Pakistanis need to follow the injunctions of Islam as a matter of priority: Muhammad Rizwan

Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Muhammad Rizwan has urged his fans and the Pakistani public to practice thinking for themselves before pointing fingers at others.

Speaking during a Twitter space organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the 30-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman added that Pakistanis need to change their lifestyle and continue to follow the dictates of Islam as a priority.

Muhammad Rizwan said that instead of looking at our Prime Minister, MNA, and MPA, we should first look at ourselves and what we are doing. We need to improve ourselves. People should be sincere for Pakistan and then question others.

On the other hand, Rizwan talked about the praise and respect he received after the World T20 2021 match against India.

The 30-year-old vice-Test captain scored an unbeaten 79 off 55 balls for the Men in Green. Mohammad Rizwan said that when we defeated India in the T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan’s cricket fans showed an immense and unexpected level of love.

“It was my first match against India, it was a normal match for me, I got so much respect and appreciation from people back home that I can’t put into words,” he added.

Do you think I have become old, Babar Azam’s reverse question to the journalist

During the media conference at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, a journalist asked that the star cricketers including Shaheen Shah Afridi and Muhammad Rizwan are the assets of Pakistan. Was the reason for losing the second Test in Sri Lanka because the cricketers were tired due to the heavy workload? Should players be limited to 1 or 2 formats to overcome these issues?

In response, Babar Azam said that playing all three formats depends on the quality of your fitness, the way our fitness is now, I don’t think that we should be limited to 2 formats, what do you think? That I have become old, yes it is right that if you want to play all three formats you have to be more fit, the fitness of Pakistani cricketers is enough to play all three formats of cricket.

On being reminded of Shaheen Shah Afridi’s fitness issues, the captain said that the pacers did not get unfit due to workload but were injured while fielding during the match, all players take care of their fitness.