Pakistan plans to play its first game in the World Cup against Windieson on Friday, May 31 at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The team, captained by the wicket-keeper Sarfaraz Ahmed, has not had the best times in recent times. Previously, Pakistan fell to a 5-0 draw against Australia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Yesterday, they lost the only T20I against England in the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff by seven windows. Sarfaraz’s men will now play an ODI series of five games against the Three Lions, starting on Wednesday, May 8. Meanwhile, before the World Cup, Sarfaraz has shown confidence in his fast players, including Mohammad Amir, who was not included in the provisional squad for the mega event.
Sarfaraz also praised Mohammad Hasnain, the speedy 19-year-old, who entered the limelight after PSL 2019. Yesterday, he did not receive a window but only gave away 29 races.
“All the six fast bowlers we have are exceptional, you talked about Hasnain, he performed brilliantly, apart from him are Hasan, Junaid, Amir and Faheem Ashraf, the fast bowling unit is good,” Sarfaraz said in an interview. with Geo News.
Sarfaraz expressed his gratitude to Imran Khan
He also thanked Imran Khan, the winning captain of the 1992 World Cup and the current Honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan, for sharing his ideas and motivating the team to play with dedication.
“First I would like to thank Prime Minister Imran for spending his valuable time with us.” He gave us a lot of motivation and said that the prayers from all over the country are with us and urged us to play with total dedication, keeping our intentions pure and leaving everything to Allah, “he added.
When asked about the batting lineup, the experienced activist said Pakistan will try to put decent scores on the board to help the bowling unit defend the totals.