Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmad has said that being underdogs and not favorites in the ICC World Cup-2019 is an advantage for the Pakistan team as they will be under no extra pressure to perform.
The Pakistan skipper who addressed presses alongwith team coach Mickey Arthur in Lahore on April 22-2019 also said that his side will treat all matches in the as a match against India.
“Look, when we go as favourites, then it’s a problem, but if we go as underdogs then other teams feel the danger, so I think being underdogs is good for us and eases the pressure,” Sarfaraz said on Tuesday.
“For us all nine matches are important so we will take every match as a match against India,” he said while reacting to the question posed about India match.
Sarfraz, 31, was among five key players rested for the whitewash ODI series defeat by Australia last month to freshen up the squad before the competition.
He was handed a four-match suspension in January by the International Cricket Council after he made a racist comment about South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo during an ODI.
Pakistan leave for England this week, they will play three warm-up matches before taking on England in a five-match one-day series and a Twenty20 followed by the World Cup beginning from May 30.