“We will qualify for the finals and semi-finals” – Wahab Riaz
Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz believes that his team can qualify for the semi-final and final if they play according their potential under pressure.
Pakistan are currently at the ninth position in the point table with just one win in five matches. So the remaining matches are considered to be do or die for them undoubtedly.
“We need to lift ourselves. We are each other’s strength. We are for the most part great companions and know that only 15 of us can lift the group which not in any case our relatives can do. Pakistan plays better under pressure and we will qualify for the finals and semi-finals,” he said when asking about the poor start of the tournament from Pakistan.
Known for the one of the best bowling side for sometimes, Pakistan had been struggling in the bowling department in the ongoing World Cup especially in the first 10-15 overs. Pacer Wahab also indicated this failure and said that they had been working on this problem.
“As a bowling unit we are making a decent attempt, we are altogether focused to do well in the South Africa match. You need wickets upfront in England yet we were not getting that,” the left-arm pacer said.
Pakistan will face South Africa in a must win game on Sunday, June 23 at the famous Lord’s in London. The 33-year old paceman stated that they were not thinking about the upcoming outcomes rather they were focusing only in that match.
“Our focus is on beating South Africa, and we realize we shouldn’t excel or consider what’s to come. We have to go one by one by what to do regular. On what we do in the now and not what’s going on somewhere else. We shouldn’t consider the future,” Wahab said.