Friday, December 14, 2018

Sarfraz Ahmed on Thursday urged his fellow teammates to play

KARACHI: Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Thursday encouraged his individual colleagues to play "without dread" amid their voyage through South Africa – a nation where Pakistan has won just two Tests amid their previous five visits. The group are in transit to South Africa to play three Tests, five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals, with the main Test beginning in Centurion on December 26. They head into the arrangement in the wake of losing 2-1 to New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates a week ago. In the wake of the extreme misfortune, Sarfraz said despite everything he had high any expectations of procuring a decent outcome against the Proteas. "Conditions in South Africa are extreme with fun and seaming pitches so any individual who plays without dread and with a major heart will succeed," Sarfraz said. Pakistan's two wins out of 12 Tests in South Africa came in 1998 and 2007, having lost nine with only one draw.On their last visit in 2013, the group were steered 3-0 and rocked the bowling alley out for their most minimal Test score of 49 in the primary Test in Johannesburg, with both senior batsmen Younis Khan and Misbahul Haq in the line-up. Presently without the two stalwarts, Pakistan will look to Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq to help direct the squad."We require enormous innings from both Azhar and Shafiq and they can do that, so in the event that we put great aggregates on board we have a decent knocking down some pins assault to win the match," said Sarfraz, who additionally singled out reviewed paceman Mohammad Amir as key to any achievement. "Amir is back after a decent execution at the residential dimension so we trust he gets us enter wickets in Tests," said Sarfraz of Amir, who was dropped from the arrangement against Australia and New Zealand because of poor shape. They open the visit with a three-day amusement against Cricket South Africa Invitation XI at Benoni from December 19. The second Test is in Cape Town from January 3-7 and the third in Johannesburg from January 11-15. December fourteenth 2018.

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