‘Hasan Ali fit and available for selection’ says Babar in a press conference


Centurion: Pakistan men’s team captain Babar Azam has confirmed that pacer Hasan Ali is available for selection in the upcoming ODI series against South Africa.

The 26-year-old Hasan recently recovered from COVID-19. Skipper Babar revealed that all the squad members are fit for the first ODI tomorrow at SuperSport Park, Centurion.

“Hasan is 100% fit and we will look to step on the field with the best possible playing XI,” Babar said in a pre-series virtual presser.

On the other hand, Babar vouched that the side will look to play modern-day cricket in the upcoming series. “We’re planning our gameplay as per modern-day cricket which is being played presently. We now have to play modern-day cricket and our target is to score 350s in ODI,” he added.

“It is all about the momentum and we are working on our power-hitting. The players are learning. It is also about taking responsibility. Contributions from the top four are always vital. We will start strong. If our finishers fire, we can reach a total above 300,” he maintained.

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