Pakistan’s young batsman targets ACC U19 Asia Cup’s trophy


Pakistan U19 team’s middle-order batsman Mohammad Haris believes that the junior team will clinch strong results in the upcoming ACC U19 Asia Cup, slated to start from September 5 in Sri Lanka.

“The same team is playing for the last five to six months so combination in the team is quite strong. We are prepared well to take up the challenge,” Haris said while talking to the media at National Stadium Karachi (NSK).

The young batting sensation knows the importance of an event like Asia Cup where all teams come with full preparation. “I know the difference between a series and tournament. You need to play with a positive mindset to win big tournaments,” he said.

Hailed from Peshawar, Haris is confident to give his hundred percent with the bat in the mega event. The young batsman contributed 265 runs in Pakistan’s splendid 7-0 victory over South Africa at their backyard.

“I have tried to overcome my weakness and keep on improving my skills. My last series against South Africa gave me immense confidence and I am looking forward to utilise that exposure in the upcoming event,” he said.

The 18-years-old cricketer admires England’s wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler for his aggressive approach with the bat and behind stumps. “Being a wicket-keeper batsman I follow Buttler. I like his aggressive approach,” he maintained.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan will play their first match against Afghanistan on September 5. Their match against arch-rivals India is scheduled on September 7.