Pakistan’s young batting sensation Haider Ali is optimistic that the green shirts will perform strongly in upcoming ACC U19 Asia Cup 2019, scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka from September 5 to 14.
“The high-performance camp at National Cricket Academy has helped us a lot to groom our playing techniques. The coaches have worked on our diet plan, fitness, batting, bowling, and fielding. The players are confident and we will hopefully clinch some good results,” Ali said in a statement.
The 18-years-old batsman is keen to improve his personal batting skills and trying to spend more time at the crease to convert half-centuries into centuries.
“I want to make sure to build inning for long. When an opener falls earlier so it put pressure on the whole team. My priority is to make myself potent for the opening slot. For that, I am working hard and I hope to get rid of my weaknesses,” he highlighted.
It is pertinent to mention here that Ali was facing problems to stand for long at the crease earlier in the series against Sri Lanka where he scored 214 runs at an average of 53.50 with a highest score 93.
Later, when Pakistan toured South Africa and beat them 7-0 in an ODI series, so Ali was the top scorer with 317 runs including a century knock.