An effective emergence of Pakistan’s youngster Faheem Ashraf on the International circuit is quite a story for an inspiration for many rising stars. He got the limelight in the domestic circle and then, improved his game strength-to-strength to become lethal for Pakistan.
Ashraf’s exceptional ability to swing the ball in any conditions and the skills to introduce himself to the match-winning tallies have been the blessing for him and the team in particular.
Meanwhile, Ashraf registered his maiden five-wicket haul while facing Zimbabwe in the recently-concluded five-match One-day International series in Bulawayo.
Asia Cup in mind where we have to play India: Faheem Ashraf
As per the report in Pakistan’s Express Tribune, Ashraf is concentrating on the upcoming series – to face a couple of strong teams. He added saying that he and his team are focussing on to tackle India and other strong teams in order to clinch the 2018 Asia cup.
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Well, after the conclusion of Asia Cup, Ashraf remarked the team has set sight against Australia and New Zealand. He concluded it by saying that their ultimate focus is to become the champions in ICC World Cup 2019.
“We are playing keeping the Asia Cup in mind where we have to play India and other strong teams. After that, we have to play Australia and New Zealand. We are keeping the World Cup in focus as well,” Express Tribune quoted Ashraf.
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Ashraf furtherly reckoned that the bonding in the team has been great. The mutual appreciation is helping the individuals to perform better as a unit. He felt that probably have been one of the best reasons for Pakistan’s success in recent times.
“It’s true that we are a very close team and we back each other all the time,” he added. “Since the Champions Trophy, we play as one unit and are happy with each other’s performances; which is one of the reasons why we are winning matches in all formats. A lot of credit for my first five-wicket haul in ODIs goes to Azhar Mahmood,” Ashraf concluded.
However, as Faheem Ashraf said, Pakistan cricket has grown a lot in stature by registering fine victories. They completely dominated Zimbabwe in ODI series and the tri-series victory is an icing on the cake for Pakistan in their Zimbabwe tour.
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