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After losing their opening two matches in the T20 World Cup 2024, Pakistan will look to keep their Super 8 hopes alive as they are scheduled to face Canada in a must-win clash on Tuesday night. Ahead of the clash between the two sides, Pakistani-Canadian fast-bowler Kaleem Sana has set his eyes on the wickets of Pakistan openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam.

Notably, Kaleem Sana has represented Pakistan in under-19 cricket and has been an old friend of Babar Azam as the 30-year-old has played for several years in Pakistan.

In an interview with Geo News, Sana talked about his "targets" ahead of the all-important clash against Pakistan and said, "Since I bowl with the new ball, so my targets will (obviously) be Rizwan and Babar."

The match between the two sides at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium will be crucial for both teams to qualify for the Super 8 stage. In Group A standings, Canada and Pakistan are placed third and fourth respectively behind India and the USA. With only two teams to qualify for the Super 8 stage from each group, Canada and Pakistan are required to win both their remaining matches.

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The Pakistan-born Canada pacer claimed that his childhood friendship would not affect the competition and he is not intimidated in facing the World No.4 T20I batter. Sana also talked about his dream of representing the Pakistan national team. He said, "When I got selected for (the) Pakistan U-19 team in 2009, it felt great. Even during U-19 days, it was my dream to play for Pakistan’s national team."