Afghanistan bowling Coach Umar Gul says that they had made plans for Babar and Rizwan

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Gul also said as a significant portion of Afghanistan's players play in the PSL and different leagues, they have the expected information on the qualities and shortcomings of the opposition players

Afghanistan bowling Coach Umar Gul said that they are keeping their finger-crossed regarding the availability of seam-bowling all-rounder Azmatullah Omarzai for their Super-Four clash against Pakistan.

Afghanistan bowling Coach Umar Gul said that they are keeping their finger-crossed regarding the availability of seam-bowling all-rounder Azmatullah Omarzai for their Super-Four clash against Pakistan. He missed Afghanistan’s last match against Sri Lanka due to sickness; a game which they lost.

Distinct from his pace colleagues, Fazalhaq Farooqi and Naveen-ul-Haq, Azmatullah is yet to establish himself on the side. However, his presence adds another bowling choice, with his batting skills lower down the order.

Leg spinner Samiullah Shinwari was added in the spot of Omarzai yet he didn’t be able to bowl. Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi additionally appeared to be hesitant to utilize crease bowling all-rounder Karim Janat for a couple of overs.

“Azmat (Omarzai) is pretty talented and a skiddy bowler and his absence made a big difference (against Sri Lanka). He was sick but I hope he gets ready for tomorrow’s game. We are checking his fitness test as he practiced yesterday and today,”

Gul told reporters ahead of their crucial game against Pakistan on Tuesday.

The former Pakistan pace bowler, who is directing the Afghanistan group effectively, taking into account the way that they are presently not simply depending on spinners for wickets, additionally noticed that the think tank has the plans set up for Pakistan’s backbones, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan.

“We have made plans for Babar and Rizwan. They are world-class players but definitely, we have planned for them as professionals and I just hope boys execute the plans in the middle. You can’t write off any team, and the way we are playing, on our day, we can challenge any team in the world and the pool is open (to reach the final).”

Gul also said as a significant portion of Afghanistan’s players play in the PSL and different leagues, they have the expected information on the qualities and shortcomings of the opposition players.

”I think they know them (Pakistan’s players) because they play in PSL and other franchise leagues, so everyone knows about each other’s strengths and weaknesses. The thing is how you execute the plans,”

he said.

Before, the Afghanistan-Pakistan conflict earned a lot of attention, and there have been a couple of raucous episodes between the fans of the two sides.

“I think a game should be taken as a game and I hope those incidents are not repeated,”

Gul said.

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