Pakistan team captain Sarfraz Ahmed is looking forward to fielding his men with an aggressive approach against the visiting Sri Lanka team.
“We will go to the ground with a positive and aggressive approach. Our priority will remain to amuse the crowd with playing quality cricket,” Sarfraz said while talking to the journalists in a pre-match conference.
The captain, when asked about doing something extraordinary while batting at a batting-friendly wicket of National Stadium Karachi (NSK) like posting 400 or more runs, he said that putting up a strong total on the scoreboard is a process when you need your every batsman scoring runs.
“It is not easy to say that we will post 400 or more runs. In that case, every batsman needs to score. Your openers should provide a solid opening stand then batsman in middle-order should play aggressively,
“We are focusing on making the most of the conditions here. I will not say anything about how much we will score but I am sure a good batting show will be displayed in front of our home crowd on Friday,” he said.
Talking about the return of ODI cricket to Pakistan after 10 years, Sarfraz praised the efforts of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and hopes to play more cricket at homeland.
“Obviously, playing at home ground gives extra advantage and wearing the green jersey in front of our people always has an exceptional feeling,” Sarfraz highlighted.
“Being a captain, It is an honor for me that I will be representing Pakistan at home ground as ODI cricket returns to the country,” the skipper added.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan will play Sri Lanka in three ODI series from September 27 to October 2. Both teams will then travel to Lahore to play three T20Is on October 5, 7 and 9 respectively.