We will perform our best against India: Sarfraz Ahmed on the Asia Cup clash
Eyeing their clash in next month's Asia Cup, the Pakistani skipper remarked that they will be well prepared for the arch-rivals' meet.
Updated - Aug 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Team India is currently invested in the Test series against England. On the other hand, Pakistan are enjoying a break before the cricketing action begins in the Asia Cup. Both teams are scheduled to face each other during the tournament which is expected to be a high voltage encounter. Ahead of the clash, Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is certain his team will be at its best against the arch-rivals.
Pakistan had a memorable win against India in the previous encounter. The Men in Green secured their first ever Champions Trophy title as they defeated India in the final. Coming into the series they’ll be banking on the success on the tour of Zimbabwe where Pakistan beat the home team 5-0. Eyeing their clash in next month’s Asia Cup Sarfraz has already upped the ante.
Will perform our best against India
The Asia Cup is also going to involve all the major Asian teams – Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan as well as a team from among the likes of UAE, Nepal, Oman, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. While the previous tournament was played in the T20 format, this time, the organizers are keen to return back to the One-Day Internationals.
Pakistan, on the whole, have a better head to head record having won 73 games as compared to India’s 52. Sarfraz reminded that this would be the first contest between the arch-rivals after the unforgettable Champions Trophy final. He further mentioned that Pakistan will leave no stone unturned with regards to their preparations for the game. He promised to give their best ahead of the game.
“We will perform our best against India in Asia Cup. We will go well-prepared to play against India. It will be our first match against India after the Champion’s Trophy final,” Sarfraz was quoted as saying by GeoTV.
The schedule of the tournament is likely to be changed as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) voiced its concern over the tight schedule. Team India is slated to play back to back games on the 18th and 19th of September which includes the one against Pakistan.