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Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has urged the national team to “stay consistent and ruthless” in their World Cup match against Sri Lanka on Friday.
Pakistan will go into the game on a high as they defeated hosts England, who are considered to be among the favourites to win the World Cup, by 14 runs in Nottingham on Monday.
The men in green’s victory over England not only helped them bounce back from their seven-wicket loss to the West Indies, but it also snapped their 11-game losing streak in ODIs.
However, in order to maintain their momentum and secure their second win in three games in the World Cup, Arthur admitted his side cannot afford to take their foot off the gas.
“It was just so good to see us go out and play with the belief and intensity that we had spoken about,” he told AFP as quoted by Dawn. “When we put all three disciplines together we know we can beat anybody. We now need to stay consistent and ruthless.
“You could see the hunger, the determination and the resolve to do well in batting after a horror show and then the bowlers fought hard, so we need to repeat that in the coming matches as well.”