Hasan Ali confident of claiming spot for ICC T20 World Cup

The 29-year-old expressed his ambition to earn a place through diligent effort and notable performances

By Web Desk
March 02, 2024
Hasan Ali celebrates after taking a wicket. - REUTERS

Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has set his sights on representing Pakistan in the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup scheduled in June.

The 29-year-old, currently representing Karachi Kings in the ninth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), has expressed his ambition to earn a place in the national team through diligent effort and notable performances, with the goal of attracting the attention of the selectors.

"My wish and effort are to become part of the national team in the World Cup. I am working hard for this and want to grab the selectors' attention with my performance," Hasan said while speaking to media in Karachi.

"I hope to succeed in representing the country in the World Cup by performing well. My goal is the upcoming T20 series, where I will strive to demonstrate better performance," he added.

Hasan's side Karachi has played five games in PSL 9 so far where they have lost three and won two. They are currently placed fifth at the points table.

Regarding the performance of franchises in PSL 9, Hasan Ali said, "We are playing good cricket in the league. We suffered defeats in two tough matches, but we will try to win the next matches and make Karachi's fans happy with victories."

Remember, Hasan Ali achieved a significant milestone against Islamabad United on February 28 by becoming the second bowler to attain 100 wickets.

The right-arm pacer for Karachi Kings reached the three-figure mark by dismissing Islamabad United's Alex Hales during the 15th PSL 9 encounter at the National Bank Arena in Karachi on Wednesday.

Wahab Riaz holds the distinction of being the first bowler to achieve 100 wickets in PSL history, leading the league's all-time wicket-takers with an impressive tally of 113 wickets.

Following closely, Shaheen Afridi holds the third position with 98 wickets, while Shadab Khan is positioned fourth with a total of 83 wickets to his name.

Most wickets in PSL

Wahab Riaz - 113

Hasan Ali - 100

Shaheen Shah Afridi - 98

Shadab Khan - 83

Faheem Ashraf - 72