The news of Hasan Ali being declared “fit” for training is a welcome development for the Pakistan cricket team, especially given their recent struggles in the ICC World Cup 2023. Hasan Ali, a key right-arm pacer, has the potential to make a significant impact with his fast bowling skills, and his return could provide a much-needed boost to the team’s chances in the upcoming match against Bangladesh.
The Pakistani team’s journey in this World Cup has indeed been marked by disappointment, with inconsistent performances and a string of defeats against strong opponents. Victories over the Netherlands and Sri Lanka provided some respite, but consecutive losses to India, Australia, Afghanistan, and South Africa have put their semi-final hopes in jeopardy.
As they gear up for their crucial encounter against Bangladesh, the pressure is mounting on Pakistan. To have a shot at the semi-finals, they not only need to win their remaining matches but also rely on other teams’ results. The odds seem stacked against them, making their qualification prospects highly improbable.
The team will need to address their batting and bowling issues, find the right combinations, and perform consistently to have any chance of advancing in the tournament. Hasan Ali’s return, if approved by the medical panel, could play a pivotal role in their quest for redemption.