Naseem expressed his anticipation for Pakistan's first Super 4 match on Wednesday in Lahore
Pakistan pacer, Naseem Shah, has shared his thoughts on the demanding schedule of the 2023 Asia Cup.
While speaking to media on Tuesday in Lahore, he acknowledged that the hectic schedule can be particularly challenging for fast bowlers. However, as a professional cricketer, he emphasized the importance of accepting and adapting to such schedules.
“To be honest, it is not easy, especially speaking as a fast bowler. But as a professional, no matter what the schedule is, you have to accept it. We try our best to recover well and take care of ourselves while training, especially because we know the weather is hot. There is nothing you can do about the schedule,” Naseem said.
Naseem expressed his anticipation for Pakistan's first Super 4 match on Wednesday in Lahore and emphasized the team's focus on the upcoming games rather than looking too far ahead, including their match against India.
“There are still a few days before the India game. Our focus is on tomorrow’s game, whomever it is against. Our focus is to play our best cricket here and go to Sri Lanka with a win. We will see about the game versus India when it is closer,” he said.
After their first Super 4 game, Pakistan will travel to Sri Lanka, where the rest of the tournament will take place.
“The conditions differ in Sri Lanka and Pakistan. We have gotten used to Sri Lankan conditions because of Test series and Lanka Premier League (LPL). Pakistan conditions are slightly different. You have to be disciplined in One-Day cricket, no matter where you are playing, as a bowling unit, you have to produce disciplined bowling, no matter what kind of wicket it is. We are aware of both these places, so we do our best to adjust well,” Naseem said.
“We just want to win the final. It does not matter who we play in the final, we just wish to win it,” he added.