Asia Cup 2018: I will try and get five wickets against India, says Pak pacer Shinwari


Debasis Sen, Dubai:
Pakistan left-arm pacer Usman Shinwari on Sunday rang alarm bells ahead of the marquee clash against India in the ensuing Asia Cup tournament. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa born pacer reaped through the Hong Kong batting line up (3/19) along with Hasan Ali (2/19) in their first match here at the Dubai International Stadium.




The 24 year old bowler, who burst into the limelight after his impressive bowling spell (5/9) for  Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd (ZTBL) in the national T20 final was confident of doing well against arch rivals India on September 19.

“Every cricketer dreams of performing in this match. Insallah, I got three wickets in today’s match, hopefully I will get 5 against India,” said a confident Usman after the match.




According to Usman, Pakistan will have an edge over India due to the fact that they will know the conditions better than India.

“Since we are used to playing in these conditions, it will be a plus point for us going into the match against India. We know the pitch and the ground here. According to me we will have an advantage,” said the left arm fast bowler.




On being asked about playing against India, the Pak pacer said, “India are the No 1 team and have some good players in their ranks. Definitely whenever there is an India-Pakistan match, the cricketers along with fans get excited. It is a big match us and our preparations are spot on. On the day whoever plays well will win the match.”

He added, “Whoever performs in an India Pakistan match his career takes a leap in a different level.”




Lastly, talking about about his bowling partner Mohammad Amir, who had an off day on Sunday against Hong Kong, Usman said, “Nothing to worry about Amir. He bowled well but was not lucky to get wickets. There are days when you bowl well but do not get the return.”

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