The unbeaten Pakistan team in the T20 World Cup has so far overturned the three big towers in Group Two, taking traditional rivals India to new heights, beating New Zealand and Afghanistan.
Now the team will have a chance to seal the semi-finals on Tuesday at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium with an easy prey like Namibia in Tarnawala. The Green Shirts have captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in the top order.
Both of them have been consistently performing well for a long time. Mohammad Rizwan, who did not play a big inning against Afghanistan, will be eager for a full low back this time.
If not, it will be a good opportunity for them to get rid of the sixes.
There is an option to try Haider Ali in place of Muhammad Hafeez who is still struggling.
Veteran Shoaib Malik will be a symbol of stability in the middle order. Asif Ali has proved himself a match-winner in short innings in the last two matches.
Shadab Khan and Emad Wissam can show the magic of spin as well as aggressive batting.
Pacers Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf are in great form. Wasim Jr. can be tested if the decision is made, the final decision will be made before the match.
It has not been easy to score in Abu Dhabi yet. In the recent T20 World Cup, the average of the first innings here has been a total of 128.
In view of this, the team that wins the toss will prefer bowling first.
For the first time in its history, the Pakistan cricket team is playing a T20 match against Namibia.
Had defeated Namibia by 171 runs in the 2003 World Cup
All-rounder Shoaib Malik says that after winning 3 matches in a row, the team’s morale has gone up, but it cannot take any opponent, including Namibia, easily, we will enter the field with full readiness.
He said that all the players are fully supporting the captain, the atmosphere of the team has become great, efforts will be made to maintain the continuity of victories, we are not thinking of anything different for the match against Namibia, no team is easy in T20 format.
So no risk can be taken, matches are won with good performance in all three areas and we will try not to repeat mistakes and play well