Our 24 Year-Old Star All Prepared To Face Flat Pitches
Hassan Ali, the 24 year old, who made his first-class debut in 2013 for Sialkot had been in the “people’s favorite” list after his remarkable performance in ICC Champions Trophy in 2017, where he played a major role in getting Pakistan into the finals and then bringing the trophy home. He took 13 wickets in the tournament ending up as the player of the tournament.
But, the people who take you up, on observing slightest incompetence, bring you down too. Recently, something like that happened and his talent has become dubious to lay-man eyes. He has been seen in the fall in straight-up 10 ODI series, which has put his fans in doubt about his potential chances of giving the same performance in World Cup 2019, that he gave in 2017 and not just fans are uncertain about it but the experts too.
Pakistanis are worried if he would be able to put up a show that people would be proud to watch specially on the kind of pitch that has been observed in England this season. As we are always expecting nothing less than a win. The flat pitch however, have always been working in favour to the batsmen. To which Hassan responds that he knows how to bowl on flat pitches. Taking wickets is the key to winning a match in modern cricket and this is a fact to be known by every bowler. "You take wickets and you win matches," he says.
Hassan is confident about it because he has been popularly in the talks for that talent. In 2017 he topped the chart by taking 45 wickets, which was the highest that year. However, this year hasn’t proved to be that easy on Hassan. In the matches held earlier this may he was only able to take 3 wickets in 4 matches against England. It was a 4-0 loss. The fans have been shook to the core after those matches. They have been doubting every player on the team from those matches.
The 2017 star says he realises that since the South Africa tour he has not taken many wickets but he is working hard with the bowling coach. “Once I get my rhythm I am sure wickets will come my way," said Hasan. For more CWC19 click here.
Also saying that he knows bowling that has been the strength of Pakistani team has not been doing very well but with two more greatly talented bowlers like Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir back on the team he is sure that their strength will reconcile.
Inzamam has also made a statement supporting the fact that their strategy for picking up players for the squad laid in making their bowling strong, saying “After it became obvious that the bat is likely to dominate the ball in the World Cup, we revisited our strategy and reverted to the pace of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz.”
So we know one thing for sure about “Is Pakistan World Cup-2019 Team Ready For Their Biggest Challenge?”, the choices have not been made randomly but there has been put thorough thought in making up the squad. Hopes are high this season, who knows this might be the year.