Pakistani captain, Sarfraz Ahmed is confident for Pakistan’s next fixture against South Africa on Wednesday in Birmingham. And is hopeful that the next performance of Pakistani team for Champions Trophy 2017 will be up to mark.
Pakistani fans are still in despair over defeat by the Indian cricket team. However, there’s still some hope for the Pakistani team for Champions Trophy 2017 to perform up to the nation’s expectations. Speaking about Pakistan’s next match, the captain mentioned
“South Africa is a really good team and we are working out plans for their team combination, as a captain, I am confident going into the match against them. The players are motivated. We’ve told them to play without feeling any pressure. I am hopeful that we’ll bounce back against South Africa.”
A Lesson From Pakistan Vs India Face-off
Sarfraz had to face backlash due to his poor decisions against Indian batsmen. One of which was not to utilize the potential of right-arm-off spinner Mohammad Hafeez against left-handed batsmen. Speaking about Pakistan’s face-off against India, the captain mentioned;
“We wanted a wicket and we got it from Shadab. Shoaib Malik had bowled two overs till then. So, when Kohli came in, we didn’t want to bring any spinners on. I didn’t want him to get set because he was struggling at the start. So I brought my main bowler against their main batsman.”
The caption also mentioned,
“India-Pakistan match was a crucial one. Four to five players who faced India for the first time might have felt some pressure but we tried to pull them out of the gloom.”
The captain also unveiled new changes to the team. The injured pace Wahab Rias will be replaced by Junaid Khan while the opener Ahmed Shehzad will be replaced by Fakhar Zaman.
Pakistani team had an embarrassing defeat against the Indians. The was able to reach nowhere near the target and was utterly defeated by 124 runs. Anyway, let bygone be bygone. Sarfraz is highly confident in Pakistani team for Champions Trophy 2017 and is ready to take against South Africa. Which will be battling Pakistan to qualify for the semi-finals.