Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq reveals why he doesn’t see Mitchell Starc as a threat

Imam-ul-Haq doesn't see Mitchell Starc as a threat going into Pakistan's World Cup clash with Australia cricket

Imam-ul-Haq: “Starc isn’t a threat. In fact, I am excited to face him”

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Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq made it clear that he doesn’t see Australia left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc as a threat and is instead relishing the prospect of facing him in their World Cup clash on Wednesday.

Starc is currently the joint second-highest wicket-taker in the World Cup with seven wickets in three games at an average of 21.57.

He took a five-wicket haul in Australia’s win over the West Indies, but despite this, Imam is not worried about the 29-year-old at all.

“Starc isn’t a threat. In fact, I am excited to face him,” Imam was quoted as saying by The News International. “Same was said about Archer and Woods. I have played Rabada in more difficult conditions. You can’t say a bowler is threatening. I try to prepare according to my strengths instead of bowlers’ strengths.”