LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team departed for London in a single day to take part in a bilateral collection against England next month, followed by means of the ICC Cricket global Cup 2019 beginning from may 30.
the sector Cup squad, led via Sarfaraz Ahmed, took off from Lahore in the early hours of Tuesday. The group will attain London via Dubai later nowadays.
Pakistan will play three heat-up matches earlier than taking over joint-hosts England in a five-match one-day series and a Twenty20.
The 1992 world Cup winners start their campaign in opposition to the West Indies in Nottingham on may also 31.
Pakistan’s @cricketworldcup-certain squad off to the United Kingdom. The spirit, the cohesion, the preference, one for all, serious about one! #WeHaveWeWill
Sarfaraz, addressing a press conference at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Monday, stated he could pick his aspect to go into the tournament under the radar.
“look, while we move as favourites, then it´s a hassle, however if we cross as underdogs then different teams feel the chance, so I assume being underdogs is good for us and eases the stress,” he said.
gambling down the hype surrounding the excessive-voltage Pakistan vs India conflict scheduled for Manchester on June 16, Sarfaraz stated all video games are important.
“For us all 9 matches are critical so we will take every match as a fit in opposition to India,” he said of Pakistan´s bitter competitors — who’ve gained all six in their previous global Cup clashes.
however Pakistan took the Champions Trophy towards India in 2017 with a lovely a hundred and eighty-run victory in the final.
“we’ve overwhelmed India in a larger event recently so we will have that benefit,” stated Sarfraz.
All ten teams will play every other inside the event starting on may also 30 with England taking on South Africa within the establishing fixture. The pinnacle four teams will qualify for the semi-finals.
Sarfaraz said the theme of Pakistan´s international Cup mission is “we’ve, we will”, bringing up the group´s previous glories.
along with the Champions Trophy two years in the past, Pakistan won the 1992 world Cup and the 2009 global Twenty20.
Pakistan have named two extra gamers in their squad for the five-match one-day collection in opposition to England, with paceman Mohammad Amir and batsman Asif Ali further to the 15 for the sector Cup.
The group has until may also 23 to finalise its squad for the tournament.