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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has admitted that it would be grave mistake if his team underestimates Scotland in the upcoming two-match Twenty20 series.
Pakistan will go into the series, which begins on June 12 in Edinburgh, on a bit of a low as they drew their two-Test series against England 1-1.
Pakistan triumphed at Lord’s by nine wickets and had the chance to win their first Test series in England since 1996, but they were unable to get the job done in the second Test at Headingley as they were demolished by an innings and 55 runs.
Pakistan are the top-ranked Twenty20 team and even though they haven’t faced Scotland for 11 years, Safraz reiterated that his side cannot afford to be overconfident.
“We need to perform to the best of our ability because no side in T20 cricket can be considered weak,” Sarfraz was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune. “Scotland have some good players in their side and we are expecting a tough encounter.”
Meanwhile, Sarfraz also admitted that his performances as of late haven’t been up to par.
In the Test series against England, Sarfraz failed to have an impact as he scored 31 runs at an average of 10.33.
“I will try to learn from my mistakes and improve my performance with the bat,” he said. “Although I was not able to score many runs, I’m proud of the way the team performed during the Tests, especially because some people thought that we won’t be able to win a single match on the tour.”