Confident Pakistan will deliver when it matters: Sarfraz

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LAHORE: Captain Sarfraz Ahmed has said he is confident Pakistan will deliver when it matters and that the team will peak at the right time despite losing their first warm-up game ahead of the World Cup. Pakistan lost their first warm-up match to Afghanistan by three wickets at Bristol on Friday. “We’ve already learned a lot,” he said. “Playing in five different grounds, on different types of pitches, means we know the conditions pretty well now. We’ve been here for almost a month and are adapting to the conditions well.” Sarfraz added, that he is confident about his team and that he is happy to see his team fighting. “Unfortunately we didn’t get the win against England. We came close two times and we just didn’t finish well – but the team is in good shape,” he said. “We all know the pitches are good in England, but the practice matches have shown us different types of wickets. Against Afghanistan, it was spinning, and in other games, the ball has been swinging,” he added. “The pitches will be good for bowlers and batters in this World Cup,” Sarfraz added. “Pakistan’s past record in England is very good,” Sarfraz said, adding, “For me, I love to play here, because the pitches are excellent. We’ve got lots of support here too, so that’s why we play well in England.”