Namibian Sun – Good to be World Cup underdogs, says Pakistan captain Sarfraz Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said on Monday that being underdogs in next month’s World Cup eases the pressure on his young team, who leave for the tournament this week.

Summary

  • Good to be World Cup underdogs, says Pakistan captain Sarfraz Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said on Monday that being underdogs in next month’s World Cup eases the pressure on his young team, who leave for the tournament this week.
  • All 10 teams will play each other in the tournament starting on May 30 with England taking on South Africa in the opening fixture.
  • “For us all nine matches are important so we will take every match as a match against India,” he said of Pakistan’s bitter rivals who have won all six of their previous World Cup clashes.
  • He said the theme of Pakistan’s World Cup mission is “we have, we will”, citing the team’s previous glories.
  • Pakistan has named two extra players in their squad for the five-match one-day series against England, with pace man Mohammad Amir and batsman Asif Ali in addition to the 15 for the World Cup.

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