[VIDEO] Pakistan well prepared to face Australia’s bowling attack: Imam

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  1. Del
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    The 23-year old Pakistani opener said that his side is well prepared to face Australia’s bowling attack in the World Cup match to be played at Taunton on Wednesday.

    “Starc isn’t threat. In fact I am excited to face him. Same was said about Archer and Woods. I have played Rabada in more difficult conditions. You can’t say a bowler is threatening. I try to prepare according to my strength instead of bowlers’ strength,” he said.

    Imam added that the result of Pakistan’s bilateral series against Australia will not reflect on Pakistan’s performance in the game on 12th June.

    “Loss to Australia in the ODI series is not on our mind, we have good morale and players are highly confident. We have been preparing for the World cup. It is all about self belief, the results of Australia series won’t have any impact on this match and it will be a new game,” he said.

    “You need to beat top teams if you want to play World Cup final. 2 points against SL were important. If we want to play world cup final, we will have to beat Australia and other bigger teams. It also boosts your morale,” Imam highlighted.

    “If you see, teams have succeeded in world cup only when top three players have done well. If your openers do well, then you’re 95% in good. We try not to give wicket in first ten overs and then once you’re set try to play full 50 overs so that it gives platform to the team,” he said.

    “Everyone learns from mistakes. It is also part of every walk of life. I never said that I don’t make mistakes, but I always try to learn from them and not to repeat them again,” he aimed

    Talking about the much-anticipated World Cup game against India, the Pakistani batsman said that for him, preparing for match against India is not different from preparing for a match against Afghanistan.

    “For me all teams are equal, India Pakistan match is bigger match for the world but for me to prepare for India’s game is not different from preparing for Afghanistan’s game because all the teams in the world cup are top level teams,” he said.

    The young batsman who averages above 57 in 30 ODIs is usually criticized back home, mainly because his of his relation with Pakistan’s chief selector Inzamam ul Haq.

    Many usually get demoralized by such harsh criticism, but Imam says that such talks only make him stronger and motivates him to do more hard work.

    “Criticism is part and parcel of the game and it goes with your life. I keep my focus on cricket and World Cup where I m trying to give my best. For me, it is important to give my maximum for the team,” he said.

    “Being human being, it is natural to feel hurt by the criticism, but it has made me a strong character. I am more mentally stronger. It has encouraged me to do more hard work,” Imam added.

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  2. Del
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  3. Patriot
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    hopefully they are.
     
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    Like this mindset.
     
  6. Energy
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    Looks like Shaheen to replace Hassan? Three left armers. Shaheen and Amir will form a better new ball attack.
     
  7. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Need to go with 4 pacers. Amir Hasnain Shaheen and Wahab.
     
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    Rumor has that green-top, in this case, its better to go with 4 pacers, because Hafeez and Malik can be our 5th and 6th bowling options.
     
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    Wouldn't drop Shadab. He is a wicket-taker and the best complimentary bowler to the pacers.
     
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    Harris Sohail could be the 7th option and Fakhar Zaman 8th!!
     
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    Don't like it when he says we prepare same for Afghanistan or India. Could have said we prepare for England, SA, Nz etc the same no need to belittle Afghanistan tbh, India and Afghanistan are in two different classes so you don't prepare the same also the fact that you guys shoe your worst performance on that days tells me you need to start treating them as if you are not playing Afghanistan. Suggest them to focus on cricket more. Imam tbh is a bit reckless imo, he doesn't have the star quality or charisma, charm that he thinks he has so someone needs to tell him to keep quiet.


    He also says Starc isn't a threat, lol you're not Virat Kohli mate.
     
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    And who is our 9th option and 10th and 11th and 12th ?

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  13. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Imam cant bowl nor can Sarfraz nor Babar!!
     
  14. KingOfDoosra
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    KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

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    Babar used to be a batting all rounder, he can bowl. Sarfraz has bowled in international cricket aswell. They are our 9th and 10th option.

    Imam also has a first class wicket. 11th option.
     
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    as much as ive been vocally critical of imam's place in the side, his attitude and heart is exemplary - couldn't ask for more from him in terms of fighting attitude.
     

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