India U19 is starting their journey in the U19 Asia Cup 2019 on 5th September 2019 and the host is Sri Lanka. Pakistan’s U-19 wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Haris has recently told that the team is preparing and will give their best. Also, he has expressed that he likes the way England’s Jos Buttler plays as it inspires him.
“I like Jos Buttler a lot,” Haris was quoted as saying by www.cricketpakistan.com.pk
Talking about his performance, the 17-year-old has claimed that he wants to give his best and play natural game.
“I play aggressively and try not to become a burden on the team and achieve the required run rate,” he said.
“I play my natural game… Our coach and the management has given me the confidence to play naturally,” Haris added.
Pakistan is in Group A with India, Afghanistan and Kuwait. India has the first match with Kuwait on September 5 and with Pakistan on September 7. Haris has said that the team is working hard and he hopes that the Pakistan team will be back as Champions.
The team is preparing for every side: Mohammad Haris
“We have been practising for the past five-six months. We are preparing for every side, be it India, Afghanistan or Kuwait, our preparations remain the same. Hopefully, we would give our best in the tournament,” he said.
“This time we are hopeful that we will show something different in the field and come back as champions,” Haris concluded.
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, UAE and Nepal are clubbed in Group B. Kuwait, UAE and Nepal are participating as the qualifiers. The final will be played on 14th September.
Dhruv Chand Jurel will lead the India U-19 team in the upcoming youth Asia Cup. Afganistan is only the team to win a complete U-19 Asia Cup other than India. India has won this title six times, including India-Pakistan joint victory in 2012.