Imam Ul Haq, Pakistan’s left-handed opening batsman, is assured that he has been performing nicely on the prime of the order and the crew is closely counting on his and Babar Azam’s efficiency.
“Clearly, I’m enjoying nicely – and this crew is dependent upon me and Babar (Azam),” he mentioned. “When Babar received out (for 30), it was then my duty and I used to be going nicely but it surely was not a superb ball that received me out, the identical as I did towards the West Indies.”
Imam is upset with the best way Pakistan misplaced to Australia and the way he threw away his wicket after doing all of the laborious work and scoring 53 runs off 75 balls on a difficult batting observe.
“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 return in. So it was an enormous disappointment as a result of it’s a World Cup stage and when you get set, you actually need to make it rely if you wish to keep within the event,” he mentioned.
The 23-year outdated mentioned that he prefers to attain 30 runs in a profitable trigger moderately than a century in a dropping effort.
Pakistan have secured simply three factors of their first 4 video games, the place they had been crushed by the West Indies, defeated tournament-favourites England, received one level for a wash-out towards Sri Lanka and misplaced to the reigning champions Australia in a disappointing method.
The Males in Inexperienced are at present standing on the eighth spot within the factors desk, which has made each sport vital for them.
“Sure, we’ve had one sport rained off which was crucial for us – each sport now is essential for us,” he mentioned.
Nonetheless, the younger batsman is worked up to be part of essentially the most anticipated sport of the World Cup 2019 towards the arch-rivals, India on June 16.
“Clearly, to be a part of that form of sport, it’s nice. It’s in Manchester, a lot of Pakistani followers there – so I’m actually enthusiastic about it,” he mentioned. “It’s an enormous strain sport, clearly. Pakistan and India, there’s a number of mysteries behind that however we need to simply deal with our cricket strengths and the way we will get higher.”