2019 ICC World Cup: Pakistan will take every match like we are playing India, says Sarfaraz Ahmed

first_imgPakistan have never beaten India in a World Cup encounter but skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed said his team will treat every match at the upcoming 2019 ICC World Cup “as a match against India”.Speaking to the press before Pakistan’s departure for England, where they play a 5-match one-day international series, before the start of the World Cup.”For us all nine matches are important so we will take every match as a match against India,” said Sarfaraz.The India vs Pakistan blockbuster match is scheduled to be played at Old Trafford in Manchester on June 16.Sarfaraz also said that Pakistan would take the confidence from the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, where they defeated India in the final by 180 runs, saying: “We have beaten India in a bigger event recently so we will have that advantage”.When the Pakistan skipper was asked about the controversial omission of pace bowler Mohammad Amir, Sarfaraz said, “Amir has an opportunity to improve in the coming five-match (series).””We have a very good bowling combination as we have picked six fast bowlers to rotate during the ODI series against England,” Sarafaz said.Bags packed, good to go! #[email protected]_54 @MHasnainPak @FakharZamanLive @AasifAli2018 @iamamirofficial pic.twitter.com/sPyYq3qFf7Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) April 22, 2019The Pakistan cricket team also met with Pakistan’s only World Cup-winning captain and current Prime Minister Imran Khan.”It was a very good meeting,” Sarfaraz said when asked about the meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan.”Imran Khan told us to fight boldly (during the World Cup) and gave us very useful tips during an hour-long meeting,” Sarfaraz said.advertisementPakistan’s World Cup squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK & C), Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib MalikAlso Read | Pakistan’s Sarfaraz Ahmed likes underdog label for World Cuplast_img

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