Pakistan have ability to beat any team in the world: Hasan Ali
Hasan said that Pakistan can’t afford to let any sort of complacency sneak in.
Updated - Oct 11, 2021 11:00 am
Fast bowler Hasan Ali said that Pakistan have the potential to defeat the best of teams on their day. The 27-year-old put forth his opinions before the Men in Green’s campaign in the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup, starting October 17 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The right-arm speedster is currently plying his trade for the Central Punjab in the National T20 Cup.
In eight games, the pacer has picked up 11 wickets with the best figures of 4/24 against Southern Punjab at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Pakistan haven’t won a multi-nation tournament since the 2017 Champions Trophy, but the seamer sounded optimistic about his team’s chances in the World Cup.
We don’t have any room to get complacent, says Hasan Ali
“We [Pakistan] have a good combination and ability to beat any team in the world. I have full faith in my team that we will give 100 per cent. I don’t claim that we will come back with the trophy because results are not in our hands. What we have in our hands is the effort we can put in and we can ensure we will give a fair fight in every game,” Hasan said in a virtual press conference.
In the Super 12s of the World Cup, Pakistan are set to lock horns with India in Dubai followed by New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. Talks surrounding both games have been doing the rounds for various reasons. Amidst the hullabaloo, Hasan said that Pakistan can’t afford to let any sort of complacency sneak in.
“Obviously a lot of hype has already been created about our first two games with India and New Zealand. We don’t have any room to get complacent and we can’t afford to take these matches lightly.
“We will go all prepared from the first game and obviously when you go on with the win from the opening game it boosts your confidence. Pressure is there but we all are professional and we know how to deal with it,” he added.
Pakistan have recently gone though a tough time after New Zealand and England pulled off from their respective tours. In order to prepare for the World Cup, the Pakistan cricketers have taken part in the National T20 Cup.