News International – Sarfraz wants Pak seniors to lead at Lord’s

LONDON: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed wants the side’s quartet of senior players to help take the pressure off the rest of the team in the first Test against England at Lord’s.

Summary

  • Sarfraz wants Pak seniors to lead at Lord’s LONDON: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed wants the side’s quartet of senior players to help take the pressure off the rest of the team in the first Test against England at Lord’s.
  • “Yes, the senior players in the team have to show responsibility,” Sarfraz told reporters at Lord’s on Wednesday.
  • Pakistan come into this game on the back of a five-wicket win over Test debutants in Ireland, where the conditions were similar to those they could face at Lord’s if confronted with a typical early-season English pitch offering seam movement and some overcast skies.
  • “As a team we have more confidence because that was our first big match,” said Sarfraz.
  • Sarfraz said it was important Pakistan treated the match like any other and did not play the likes of England stalwarts Alastair Cook, Stuart Broad and James Anderson on their reputations.


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