Pakistan is all set to face their archrivals India in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in UAE, which is the most sought-after clash in the game. However, Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali said that the team isn’t focusing on the match against India now but is rather looking forward to the Test series against West Indies.
According to reports, India and Pakistan are set to face each other in an epic T20 World Cup battle on 24th October 2021. Both the teams have been placed into the same group for the tournament.
“We’re not looking forward to the India match right now at all, to be honest with you. That’s still very far away. My focus is just on these two Tests right now. Winning away to a side with such firepower that they can hurt you anytime is great. A win is a win and we’re very happy with the series victory in the West Indies,” Hasan Ali said while speaking to media.
Pakistan recently won the four-match T20I series against West Indies 1-0 as three matches were abandoned due to rain. Ali said that the team is rather disappointed in missing out on all the action.
“We’re all disappointed because we wanted to play. Even when it was raining we were all raring to go. But the weather is not in our control. Of course, the disappointment is we couldn’t prepare properly away to a champion side,” Ali added.
Pakistan will now play two Test matches against West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, starting from August 12. The pacer added that the team is balanced and quite confident for the Tests.
“We’re looking forward to the Tests; we have a few days to get used to the red ball. I’ll try to capitalize on my form and the rhythm I’ve got going for now. Our team is very balanced. We have plenty of spinners with Yasir coming back, and in dry conditions like these, that’s very useful. Then we also have Shaheen, Naseem, Abbas, and myself. We’ve won the last two-Test series and we’re looking to continue that and get the WTC off in victorious fashion.”