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Semi-final is too short a goal, want to see ourselves in Final: Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf

CricketSemi-final is too short a goal, want to see ourselves in Final: Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf

Srinagar: Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf has said that his team is eyeing final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India with semifinal a too short goal.

“Playing for your country at any big tournament is a source of pride. We are not too worried. We have been playing the ODI format for a while now. The conditions are not familiar [to us] but Asian conditions are usually similar throughout so it should be alright. We will be missing Naseem Shah a lot but Hasan Ali is a great bowler and we have played with him a lot so we have faith in him. We are hoping for a great comeback from him,” Haris told media.

“I do not control whether I take the new ball or not, but it doesn’t matter. We take the challenges as they come and perform the best way we can. It is not up to me to decide where I bowl in the game but whenever I get the ball, I will try to deliver. We perform well as a bowling unit. We have played big matches and you can look up the performances.”

“We do not have any preset plans and goals. You cannot go with personal goals as they do not help the team. We have to think about the team first, we will go there and assess the conditions and then decide our plans for the tournament.”

“We are envisioning ourselves in the final, semi-final is too short a goal. No matter who the semi-finalists or the finalists are, we want to see ourselves in the final, foremost. We have a lot of belief as a team. We know we are the best, and we have a lot of self-belief while playing together,” Haris Rauf added.

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