Sarfaraz stands by decision to field first against India, acknowledges the team’s shortcomings


Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, in a post-coordinate public interview following the group’s destruction to India, remained by his choice to handle first however recognized that the Green Shirts have not been performing great in each of the three divisions.

On Sunday, India verified an agreeable 89-run triumph against Pakistan through the Duckworth-Lewis strategy in the competition’s most foreseen gathering match.

Pakistan is yet to win a World Cup coordinate against its cricketing rival, with yesterday’s misfortune being the seventh one.

Whenever inquired as to whether, looking back, he accepted his group ought to have selected to bat first, Sarfaraz stated: “I think we won a decent hurl. I figure we didn’t underwrite that [to the fullest] — when we saw the pitch, a smidgen of dampness on the pitch, we utilized the conditions. I figure we didn’t hit the correct territories and made for the hitters while they played truly well through that.”

Answering to an inquiry regarding whether the duty regarding the misfortune lies on the senior players, the captain stated: “I think you have to discuss the entire group — I think entire group isn’t performing great in every one of the three offices.”

“On the off chance that you see the present match, I think the batsmen made a decent begin. I think Babar and Fakhar played truly well yet lamentably, we lost such a large number of wickets and that was the defining moment — that is the reason we lost today,” Sarfaraz stated, recognizing that the group neglected to gain by the open doors that were displayed to them all through the match.

The captain likewise guarded his choice to drop an expert batsman and bowler to account for two all-rounders. “We were going with five bowlers and six players. So I think our choice was correct.”

‘India, Pakistan should play bilateral cricket’

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday said that India and Pakistan should play two-sided cricket “in the bigger enthusiasm of the games and for the benefit of cricket”, Radio Pakistan announced.

Qureshi, who went to the World Cup Match between the chief opponents yesterday, said that there was no quick shot of cricket with the neighboring nation “as India is short of chats with Pakistan nowadays”.

As per Radio Pakistan, Qureshi trusted that India would play against Pakistan and said that it was “indispensable for the advancement of the game in the locale just as over the globe”.


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