Young Haider Ali eyes all-important U-19 World Cup in South Africa


Pakistan Under-19 cricket team vice-captain Haider Ali is gearing up for the ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa and hopes to perform well in the competition and make his way into the senior team.

While talking to the media in Lahore, Haider went through the preparations at the camp and said that the team is working hard for the mega event.

“The World Cup is about to take place in South Africa, Special practice is being conducted at the camp. Practice matches at the camp have been a great help for us. Our team is newly formed so the camp is allowing us to know each other,” He said.

He feels lucky to be under Head coach Ijaz Ahmed. “Ejaz Ahmed’s presence is helping us gain considerable confidence as there is a lot to learn from him. He is giving confidence that they are taking responsibility for the loss and win will be credited to us,” He added.

The-19-year-old revealed T20 Babar Azam as his favorite batsman because of his consistent performances for the senior team.

The opening batsman is also ready to face any side in the competition including arch-rivals India.

Haider Ali recently came in the limelight after scoring a century (134) for Northern in the recently concluded Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final in Karachi against Central Punjab.