LAHORE: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmad has said his young team will exhibit all-round performance to beat World-XI in the three match Independence Cup series, commencing here from Tuesday (today) at the Gaddafi Stadium.
“We are well prepared for this series as we had a useful training camp and I am expecting a lot from my team to put up a decent show to beat experienced World-XI, which is a mixture of world’s best players,” he told the media at a news conference on the eve of the first T20I.
Prior to the press conference, Sarfraz along with the South African World-XI Captain Faf du Plessis, unveiled the Independence Cup trophy.
Sarfraz expressed his resolve to inspire the team to success in the series and ruled out dependence on any particular player or department of the team.
“We have to excel in all three departments of the game, the batting, bowling and the fielding and we are not going to depend on any particular department of the game or any player,” he said adding
“Pakistan cricket captain said the team which plays better in the T20 deserves a win and expressed the determination to beat the World-XI.
To a question, he said that the World-XI is a blend of top class cricketers of different countries and definitely it is going to give tough fight to the home side.
“We are under load of responsibility as we are the winners of the Champions Trophy and we have to show consistency to maintain the flow of our recent success,” said the wicketkeeper batsman.
To a question, he said definitely the team would be missing the absence of pacer Muhammad Amir.
“As I said before we will not be relying on any player and that is why we have already included medium pacer Sohail Khan in our squad to have choice for the replacement of Amir,” he said adding “We have Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees and other pace bowler to add fire to our pace battery.
“Answering a question, he said the ten players of the Pakistan squad would be first time playing in their own country and in front of home crowd and it is an ideal opportunity for them to showcase their talent to establish their status as quality players. Agencies
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