We'll be fully prepared for India, says Sarfraz

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed reckons that the second group league game of the Asia Cup against arch-rivals India will set the tone for his side in the remainder of the tournament.

By Our Bureau & Agencies
  • Published 12.09.18
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Sarfraz Ahmed

Calcutta/Karachi: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed reckons that the second group league game of the Asia Cup against arch-rivals India will set the tone for his side in the remainder of the tournament.

Pakistan will open their Asia Cup campaign against Hong Kong in Dubai on September 16 followed by the match against India on September 19.

"Our preparations are very good. We will try to use the four days we get in the UAE and prepare even better.

"Every match we play against India is important. The match against India will be our first big game and we will try to gain the momentum, which will be key against them. We will try to be fully prepared against India as that game will set the tone," the Pakistan captain said.

Sarfraz time and again spoke about the momentum that a victory against India would give. "I have already said momentum is very important for big events and it would be the key here as well.

"The team has high hopes and the morale is also very good. So, we will try to gain the momentum from the first match and carry that till the end," he said.