Press Trust of India BristolJune 8, 2019UPDATED: June 8, 2019 11:42 IST Sarfaraz Ahmed backs Pakistan to maintain momentum. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan’s last match with Sri Lanka was washed out due to heavy rainPakistan’s next encounter is against defending champions AustraliaPakistan hopes that the extra time to rest will work to their advantageThe “unfortunate” washout against Sri Lanka will not disturb the momentum generated by their stunning win over tournament favorites England, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has said.Sarfaraz said they will pick up next week from where they left against England.Attempting to emulate their success under Imran Khan in 1992, Pakistan bounced back from defeat against West Indies in their opening fixture to triumph over England at Trent Bridge in the highest-scoring game of the current competition.”As a team, we really wanted to play this match especially after gaining momentum with the win against England,” Sarfaraz was quoted as saying by ICC media.”It is unfortunate that we were not able to play. We have great team spirit and our confidence is on a high after beating England. We would want to carry the momentum into the remaining games. We won’t relax in our remaining six matches.”Pakistan’s next encounter is against five-time defending champions Australia at Taunton, a venue that has a reputation for high-scoring matches in the white-ball formats.”Like other teams in the tournament, Australia is also a tough opponent,” added Sarfaraz, who made his ODI debut as far back as 2007 and featured in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand four years ago.”They also have momentum as they have won their first two matches.”Before then, Australia faces India at The Oval on Sunday, and Pakistan will hope that their own extra time to rest will work to their advantage.”We have a few days now to prepare for the match and we will try to prepare at our best to enter the field as well as we can,” he added.advertisementAlso Read | World cup 2019: Virat Kohli and Team India visit High Commissioner’s residence in LondonAlso Read | ICC red cards MS Dhoni gloves: Mahi in breach of ICC rulesAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Pakistan vs Sri LankaFollow Sarfaraz AhmedFollow Imran KhanFollow Pakistan vs Australia ODI Confidence is on a high after beating England: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz AhmedSarfaraz Ahmed will not let the momentum created after Pakistan’s dazzling win over England get disturbed by the “unfortunate” washout in Bristol. The team will pick up from their win against England, Pakistan skipper said.advertisement Next
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