India vs Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed not thinking about 6 World Cup defeats to India

first_imgPakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed maintained that the team is not thinking about results from the past and is focussed on delivering a good performance vs India at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. Sarfaraz who won the toss and sent India in to bat on an overcast morning in Manchester said Pakistan aren’t perturbed by their poor World Cup record against India.Pakistan have a better head-to-head record against India (73-54) but when it comes to the biggest stage of world cricket — World Cups, India have been the immovable object. In 6 meetings since 1992, Pakistan have never managed to beat India.India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreFormer Pakistan cricketer-turned commentator Ramiz Raza was quick to point the poor record to captain Sarafaraz Ahmed who won the toss on Sunday.However, Sarfaraz said the discussion in the lead up to the big-ticket match between India and Pakistan was on focussing on the game and nothing else.”India-Pakistan is a big game. You’re saying it’s 6-0. We aren’t thinking about it. We are just focussed on this game. I have told my boys to focus and not worry about the result,” Sarfaraz Ahmed said.Sarfaraz said he had no second thoughts about opting to bowl on an overcast day in Manchester. With intermittent showers predicted throughout the days, the team chasing is likely to have an advantage if DLS method comes into play. Moreover, Sarfaraz also defended Pakistan’s decision to play two spinners in Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan against India.advertisement”Last 3 days, it’s been raining at Old Trafford. Cloudy conditions will be good for bowling. It’s a good option (playing 2 spinners vs India).”The team that holds its nerves will win: Virat KohliMeanwhile, India captain Virat Kohli did not hold back from saying that he would have also wanted to bowl first in the much-anticipated clash. India brought in Vijay Shankar, the medium-pace bowling all-rounder, to replace injured Shikhar Dhawan. India have retained their 2 wrist-spinners and are playing two frontline pacers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.”We would have bowled first, to be honest. The wicket looks really nice though and we have two wrist spinners in our team. We will be in good stead if we bat well. That’s the kind of attention this game brings but that’s all outside the ropes. Once you enter the field it is all about playing the game which you have played from childhood. The team that holds their nerve in the big match usually wins,” Kohli said.Also See:last_img

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