Asia Cup: Confident Pakistan ready to give 100 percent vs India, says Babar Azam after dominant win vs Bangladesh
Pakistan's captain, Babar Azam, said on Wednesday that a big win always gives confidence and that his team is not feeling any pressure before their big Super Fours match against India in the Asia Cup 2023. Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets in Lahore on September 6 to start the Super Fours.
The much-anticipated Group A match between Pakistan and India in Pallekele was called off because of rain. Pakistan never got to try to catch up to India's 267-run goal. When the two teams meet in Colombo on September 10, they will try to put on another good show.
"No, not really (pressure before big game?)" This win will make us feel like we can handle any big game. "We'll give it our all in the next game," Babar said after Pakistan won easily at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Pakistan added Faheem Ashraf as an extra fast bowler after their mistake against India, when their spinners weren't able to take advantage of the good work of the fast bowling trio, which left India reeling at 66 for 3.
The bowling by Pakistan's Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah was without a question the best part of their win over Bangladesh.
"Yes, all of the boys deserve credit, especially the fast bowlers for how well they bowled in the first 10 overs. Rauf was especially good." "Faheem Ashraf bowled very well. When I saw the grass on the pitch, I thought about adding an extra seamer," Babar said, praising his fast bowlers.
Even though it was a hot day in Lahore, Haris Rauf led the fast bowlers by taking four wickets, which shut down Bangladesh's batting order. Naseem Shah, who played with him, was just as strong and ended with three wickets. As usual, Pakistan's Shaheen Shah Afridi was a threat with the new ball, and Bangladesh was run out for 193.
Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Rizwan also played a big part with the bat, which made up for how well Bangladesh's bowlers did. Imam-ul-Haq made a great 78, and Rizwan was still not out at 63, which made it easy for Pakistan to reach their goal.