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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes his side will have an advantage over India when they meet in the Asia Cup on September 19.
With the tournament being held in the United Arab Emirates, Sarfraz feels his side will be more accustomed to the conditions since they have played a majority of their home series there over the past few years.
Sarfraz was also asked about the BCCI’s dissatisfaction with the scheduling of the Asia Cup, but admitted that he had not heard about it.
“I’m not aware about India’s protest on Asia Cup scheduling,” he was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune. “We will have a psychological edge over India because UAE is our home ground and we are in a better position to gauge the conditions and utilise it to our advantage.”
However, Sarfraz admitted that India are a more experienced side than Pakistan.
“The Kohli-led unit are more experienced than the Men in Green,” he said.
With this upcoming clash being their first since Pakistan crushed India to win the Champions Trophy in England last year, Sarfraz is hoping for a thrilling showdown when they go head to head in Dubai.
“I am hopeful that it will be a good match because this is the first time both sides are facing each other after the Champions Trophy final,” he said.