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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has vowed not to underestimate Afghanistan during his side’s World Cup clash against them at Headingley on Saturday.
Pakistan are currently on a two-game winning streak as they beat South Africa by 49 runs and then beat New Zealand by six wickets.
However, they will also need to beat Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who they will play at Lord’s on July 5, if they want to have any chance of qualifying for the World Cup semi-finals.
Even though Afghanistan have lost all seven of their matches thus far, Sarfraz insisted that the men in green won’t let their guard down against them.
“Now our focus is on the next match against Afghanistan and then we will think about Bangladesh. Afghanistan is a dangerous side with quality spinners, so we will not take them lightly and will have to go at our full strength,” Sarfraz wrote in his blog on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s website.