Disenchanted Imam braces himself for encounter with India

Pakistan opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq expressed disappointment over his incapacity to take his facet to victory in opposition to Australia, after the Males in Inexperienced misplaced the essential World Cup encounter by 46 runs on Wednesday.

“When Babar acquired out [for 30], it was then my duty and I used to be going nicely but it surely was not a great ball that acquired me out, the identical as I did in opposition to the West Indies,” stated Imam quoted PCB.

“I knew I’d spent a hell of a number of time on a difficult wicket so I knew it wouldn’t be straightforward for any new batsman to come back in. So it was an enormous disappointment as a result of it’s a World Cup stage and when you get set, you actually must make it rely if you wish to keep within the match.

“If I’ve scored 30 in a successful facet, that may be nice, I’d be very comfortable. As a professional, when you’re successful matches on your nation, that’s the very best factor and when you’re not even when you rating a fifty, that’s an enormous disappointment,” he added. Imam scored 53 off 75 deliveries, earlier than getting caught behind by Alex Carey off Pat Cummins supply.

With two losses in 4 matches, Pakistan would subsequent meet arch rivals India in a must-win match at Previous Trafford on Sunday. Imam admitted that essentially the most anticipated World Cup match could be a ‘stress sport’ however the staff is simply specializing in their ‘cricket strengths.’

“Sure, we’ve had one sport rained off which was crucial for us – each sport now is essential for us, so sure you may say that,” he stated.

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