PRESS CONFERENCE WITH PAKISTAN PLAYER SHOAIB MALIK AND BANGLADESH COACH STEVE RHODES

Media Release
25 September, 2018


SHOAIB MALIK, PAKISTAN PLAYER

“To be honest, no matter even if you are losing to any team, the best thing is to sit down and talk about it and come up with different plans. I think we are going through a tough time, but it is not the end of the world, it happens in cricket. We lost two games to India, and yes there are areas we have to improve, and we already spoke about it, and hopefully in the coming game (against Bangladesh)  .you will be able to see some changes. Not to do with team selection, but changing of individual plans, and you will be able to see this.”

STEVE RHODES, BANGLADESH COACH

“I think we have got a great chance, we very much respect Pakistan as a cricketing country and also what they did in the Champions Trophy when they played some good cricket in England to win that. Their (Pakistan) tournament (Asia Cup) has been interesting, because they are possibly playing with a bit of lack of confidence, and not quite the same confidence they had in Champions Trophy. But they are a very dangerous team, on their day they can really pull things together and play some good cricket. So we are respectful to them as a cricketing nation, but we looking forward to the challenge. We are also a very dangerous team on the day, and they know that. So it will be a great contest to be in the semi- final which it is now is just what we wanted when we set off from Bangladesh. We wanted to be in this position, to try and beat Pakistan and be in a wonderful final against India.”

Below is the schedule for the final two contests of the Unimoni Asia Cup 2018

SUPER 4 Matches start at 1530
Wed 26 Sep Pakistan v Bangladesh at Abu Dhabi
FINAL
Fri 28 Sep Super 4 1st v 2nd at Dubai


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Filed September 25th, 2018