‘New Zealand is tough opponent to face in ODI’ says Imam-ul-Haq


Pakistan’s left-handed opener, Imam-ul-Haq thinks that New Zealand is a tough opponent and will give stiff competition to the green caps in the upcoming ODI series starting from November 7 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, simultaneously.

Imam-ul-Haq who suffered from an injury during the Asia Cup has been included in the 15 member ODI squad against New Zealand.

Imam while talking to the media said that the team is doing well but they need to play positive cricket against the Kiwis.

“Our team is doing really well but we need to be so strong against the black caps who can give us the tough time,” he said.

Imam said that he is completely fit now and also played a full match for Habib Bank Limited (HBL) against PTV in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy One Day cup.

“I have gone through a complete rest of three weeks and now feeling fit to play once again,” he said.

To a query about playing the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the 22-years-old said he is ready to avail an opportunity to play in the only cricketing league of Pakistan.

“Some franchises have contacted me and if somebody picks me in the players draft then definitely I will be in action in the PSL next year,” he said.

Imam has so far played 14 ODIs for Pakistan scoring 769 runs at an average of 64.08 with four centuries and three half-centuries to his account.