Asia Cup 2018: Imam-ul-Haq Reveals What Pakistan Need to do to Beat India
Pakistan Cricket team opener Imam-ul-Haq has admitted that his side have to dismiss India’s openers within the first ten overs if they want to boost their chances of winning in Super Four clash of this Asia Cup.
Meanwhile, the arch-rivals will clash again, and India will have the upper hand after they crushed Pakistan by eight wickets in the Group stages. Furthermore, they fought their way in the first Super Four fixture beating Afghanistan in the last over.
Although the loss against India have been tough to swallow, Imam-ul-Haq feels they can put India under pressure if they remove their openers within the first ten overs.
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“We have got the momentum on our side after [the win against Afghanistan] and are looking forward to the India game,” Imam said to The National. “India has a strong batting line-up, but their strength appears to be their openers. If we allow them to settle down at the crease they can go on to make big scores.
“We need to get them out in the first 10 overs and then we can put some pressure [on] their batting,” he added.
We should field well: Imam-ul-Haq
Imam also conceded that his side have to be at their best in the field. They dropped four catches in their last game against Afghanistan, which almost slipped out of their hands.
“It’s not only against India but we must be able to take wickets against every team to put us in a winning position,” he said.
“I think our bowlers bowled well against Afghanistan. They had reduced them to less than three-and-a-half runs per over at one point, but we let them off by dropping a few catches at crucial times of the game,” Imam-ul-Haq concluded.
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