Sarfraz Ahmed: “Everyone wants us to win against India, but we will play every match in the World Cup as though we are facing India”
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Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has made it clear that no special importance will be placed on his side’s World Cup clash with India on June 16 in Manchester.
Pakistan have never beaten India in their six previous World Cup meetings and Sarfraz will no doubt like to end his country’s winless streak at the upcoming event.
However, he insisted that Pakistan need to focus on beating all the teams and will look at those matches like they are playing India.
“As a captain, all matches are the same for me,” he was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “We need to win matches against all teams, not just India.
“Everyone wants us to win against India, but we will play every match in the World Cup as though we are facing India. We’ll play against Afghanistan as though we’re playing India so we’ll be focused on all teams.
“True (lost all World Cup matches to India) but remember we recently beat them in a big event (Champions Trophy final) by a big margin (180 runs) so we might have a bit of an advantage due to that.”
Pakistan will kick off their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.