‘Match against India will be quite different from Champions Trophy’ – Sarfraz Ahmed


Lahore: Captain Sarfraz Ahmed on Monday during a media talk said that the Asia Cup match against India will be totally different from the Champions Trophy.

“We are fully prepared for Asia Cup, as far as the match against India is concerned, it will be quite different from the Champions Trophy ones, but we are ready for it and will give our best,” said Sarfraz.

The Champions trophy winning captain vowed that the team will perform well throughout the tournament. He said “We are not relying on any one category but looking to perform well in all three fielding, batting and bowling,”

Sarfraz also emphasized that the spinners will play a vital role in the tournament.

About his [Sarfraz] own performance, the skipper said, “I’m working hard to improve my batting, whenever I got the chance I have performed,” he added.

Sarfraz attained career-best 18.2 points in the fitness test ahead of the Asia Cup 2018.

Sarfraz passes Yo-Yo fitness test with career best 18.2 points

The 31-year-old wicket-keeper batsman also talked about the 2019 World Cup, he said that the quest of World Cup has already begun, as the boys in green gear up for the Asia Cup.

Replying to a question, the Pakistan captain told the media that over-all team morale is high and hoping to give stiff competition to the arch-rivals India.

He further added, “If we bat first then we will aim to make over 300 runs,”

Pakistan will play its opening match of the tournament against Hong Kong on 16 September and will lock horns against India on 19 September.

Pakistan team has also announced to donate Rs3.2 million to build the Basha-Diamer dam.