Backing his star spinner to bounce back with flying colors, Afghanistan Cricket Team skipper has said that he feels Rashid Khan will shine in a match against Pakistan while as Pakistan middle order batsman Haris Sohail has said that his side is wary of Afghanistan spinners.
Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib has reminded Pakistan of the threat posed by leg-spinner Rashid Khan ahead of their World Cup meeting on Saturday.
Rashid, third in the one-day international bowling rankings, has taken just four wickets at the tournament so far.
He returned humiliating figures of 0-110 in his nine overs against England — the worst in the competition’s history.
Afghan skipper Gulbadin Naib said, “ “Pakistan are a strong team and played spin very well in their last two games. But Rashid is a different spinner, he’s very different to other leg-spinners. It’s very difficult to pick him. In this World Cup I don’t think he’s been at his best but he’s given everything in terms of effort. On his day, it’s very difficult for any team to deal with him.”
He said that if it will be Rashid Khan’s day then it will be difficult for any batsman to play against him.
“If it is a Rashid day, it’s very difficult for anyone,” he said.
Meanwhile Pakistan inform middle order batsman Haris Sohailhas said that Pakistan had to keep a close eye on spinners Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman who could hurt their chances.
“We’ve kept it very simple. We’re going from match to match. They have quality spinners and we’ve seen a lot of videos and we’ve worked from them. And hopefully we’ll see a good match,” Sohail told reporters,” he said.