‘We need to look forward as there are many more challenges to come’ – Sarfraz Ahmed

'We need to look forward as there are many more challenges to come' - Sarfraz Ahmed

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed thinks that there are a lot more challenges for them to achieve and he wants his team to perform extraordinarily in World Cup 2019.

Sarfraz while talking to the media at a local event said that although they have achieved so many things in short period of time sticking to it can cause problems for them.

“We need to look forward as there are many more challenges to come and we should try to focus on our set targets.”

Sarfraz on the occasion praised the other young athletes belongs to Weightlifting, Jujitsu and Squash, who were there to receive their respective awards, and said that he is surprised to see such talented kids representing Pakistan with passion on an International level.

“First time I met these kids and literally I felt very proud to see that our country has such talented kids who have potential to bring laurels to the country,”

Sarfraz, on the other hand, is a little bit concerned over their performance in Test. He said that their performance at Lord’s in the first Test against England was imposing but unfortunately they were failed to carry the winning momentum at Headingley.

“We have talked about it a couple of times and already planned different strategies to turn things in our favour. Hopefully, we will come up strongly in Test series against Australia and New Zealand later this year.”

The number one T20 team’s captain is optimistic ahead of T-20 Tri-Nation series featuring Zimbabwe and Australia.

“The team is gelled and looking forward to playing positive cricket to achieve good results in this series,”

To a query regarding the absence of Steven Smith and David Warner, he said that Australia is a good side and he doesn’t think that the absence of Steven Smith and David Warner would cause much disturbance in Aussies camp as they have some other very good players.

“No doubt Smith and Warner were the key players for Australia and their presence was crucial for the team but now they have to come up with what they have.”

Pakistan team will attend a training camp in Lahore from June 25 before leaving to Zimbabwe for T-20i Tri-series pencilled in from July 1.

Pakistan will take on hosts [Zimbabwe] in the opener of the series. The final will be played on July 8.