Young Haris Ali gets immense confidence from warm-up contest


Karachi: Young Middle-order batsman Mohammad Haris has gained immense confidence from his 43-run knock for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in ICC U19 World Cup’s warm-up contest. 

“It was an opportunity for us to gear up before the World Cup. We got used to of conditions here and I hope the team will carry on the momentum from here,” Haris said in a video after Pakistan U19 beat Sri Lanka U19 by five wickets in their second warm-up match in the mega event.

Haris, who was a part of Pakistan U19 squad which beat South Africa 7-0 earlier last year in an ODI series, defined his role in the team and hopes to contribute for the team in main matches.

“My role is to go out and play my natural game. I try to rotate the strike and keep the scoreboard ticking. I also try to not become a burden on the team while batting,” he said.

“I make the use of loose balls and when you keep on rotating strike, it builds pressure on the opposition,” the youngster added.

To a query about doing part-time wicket-keeping during the warm-up match, Haris expressed satisfaction after keeping the stumps strongly. “Whatever role I get, I try to fulfill. In this match, I did wicket-keeping and took two catches. In the future, whenever I get a chance to keep wickets, I will definitely avail,” he concluded.