Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup, 2018 is all set to conclude when Pakistan play Bangladesh tomorrow in Abu Dhabi. So, here is a look at 3 Pakistani cricketers who need to fire if the men in green are to beat Bangladesh and qualify for the final against India that will be played in Dubai on coming Friday.
1. Hasan Ali
Hasan Ali has been outstanding during last 18 months or so and has played a crucial part in Pakistan’s victories by providing breakthroughs in the middle of an inning. However, he has most definitely struggled during the ongoing event and hence, Pakistan desperately need him to fire to bounce back in the tournament.
2. Asif Ali
Asif Ali has been slotted in the side as a finisher and his role requires him to hit big during the last 10 overs or so. He showed glimpses of brilliance during the last game against India nevertheless, he must put up a better show in the remaining games if Pakistan is to post decent totals and claim the trophy.
3. Fakhar Zaman
Pakistan stands a very good chance of winning the tournament if Fakhar Zaman somehow finds form and delivers up the order in the remaining games of Asia Cup, 2018. If green shirts qualify for the final against India in particular, a lot will depend on how Pakistan’s openers respond to the pressure and therefore, Sarfraz and Mickey Arthur will hoping for the left-handed opening batsman to come good during the next few days.