Pakistani Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed will treat every match as a match against India in the upcoming ICC World Cup-19. Accordingly, Pakistan captain was not passing a smooth time and asserted his determination for the biggest tournament of Cricket.
Every match as a match against India
Pakistan has never beaten their rivals India at any World Cup. Though clashes between the two teams have always been among the most exciting. Despite, this year, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz admitted his side would treat “every match as a match against India” for the sake of a very hard time.
Pakistan will play five one-day internationals and a one-off Twenty20 International against England starting 3 May, before taking on West Indies in their first World Cup game on 31 May. Sarfaraz Ahmed asserted in a press conference arranged before the team’s departure for England and Wales on next Monday, 22 April. “For us, all nine matches are important so we will take every match as a match against India.”
Sarfaraz Ahmed memorized that Pakistan would take the confidence from the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final. There, Pakistan defeated India in the final by 180 runs. The Captain asserted, “We have beaten India in a bigger event recently so we will have that advantage”.
Pakistani Captain is confident for ICC World Cup-19
There is a lot of variations in England and India being among the favorites going into the ICC World Cup-19. However, this isn’t something for worry about, the Pakistan Captain. “Look, when we go as favorites, then it’s a problem, but if we go as underdogs then other teams feel the danger, so I think being underdogs is good for us and eases the pressure.”
Memorizing the Champions trophy final, Pakistan Captain concludes with, “We leave on a journey for which we have worked really hard,” he said, and added that they have “a good team, both in talent and attitude”. Then added also, “The initial thing is to qualify for the last four and take it from there, so I think we have the potential to certainly go all the way but before that, we have to play very well,”
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Therefore, Pakistani Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed will treat every match as a match against India in the upcoming ICC World Cup-19. Hope Pakistan will do well under Sarfaraz Ahmed’s captaincy.