‘Each player will be important for me in the World Cup’ Sarfraz Ahmed


Pakistan’s skipper Sarfraz Ahmed believes in teamwork and he is confident to make the most out of each player in the upcoming edition of the World Cup, slated to start from May 30 in England and Wales.

The skipper told media that for him every player’s role is crucial in the mega event and he will try to lead the team from the front.

“To me, every player is important,” he said. “It is about how you utilize a player as all the selected boys have particular specialities which will help us compete strongly in the World Cup.”

The wicket-keeper batsman said that the team’s selection is based on mutual understanding and his opinion has been added to every decision the team management has taken. “Being the captain of the team, my role is important and I try to give my best,” he said.

To a query about Imad Wasim’s inclusion in the squad despite fitness issues, Sarfraz said that the left-arm all-rounder fits best in the current combination of the team. “He and Faheem have worked hard on their batting and I think they both can be lethal for us in lower middle-order batting,” added Sarfraz.

On Amir’s exclusion from team’s provisional squad for the World Cup, the skipper said that the left-arm bowler has an opportunity to find his place in the national squad. “If Amir performs against England then maybe he gets chance in the World Cup,” he said.

Sarfraz, eighth captain to lead Pakistan in the World Cup, praised the 1992 World Cup winning captain Imran Khan for his clarity on the game. “Imran Bhai gave immense confidence to us before the mega event and we will try to implement his expertise during the extravaganza,” said Sarfraz who met one of the greatest captains of all time along with all team members on Friday.

Pakistan team will fly for the UK on April 23 to participate in the series against England and World Cup.