TAUNTON: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed denied his group carry any scars from their 5-Zero rout by Australia in March and is assured of victory in Wednesday’s World Cup contest in opposition to the reigning champions.
Australia thrashed a depleted Pakistan within the United Arab Emirates comply with their thrilling 3-2 sequence victory in India to sign their preparation for a profitable title defence within the World Cup.
“I feel that factor is previous,” Sarfaraz informed reporters.
“We’re not enthusiastic about that. We’re truly enthusiastic about tomorrow’s sport.
“Our morale could be very excessive, we acquired a momentum. So hopefully we’ll do superb in opposition to them tomorrow.”
The 1992 champions have regarded characteristically unpredictable within the match as they started their marketing campaign with a defeat by West Indies however bounced again in type surprising hosts England.
They cut up factors with Sri Lanka after the match in Bristol was deserted due to rain and the prospect of one other washout looms giant over their subsequent outing.
“Firstly, we are able to’t management the climate, … However undoubtedly if the match is shortened, undoubtedly plan modifications,” Sarfaraz added.
Australia’s Marcus Stoinis has been dominated out of the match with a facet pressure and fellow all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been flown over to England as back-up.
The five-time champions went right down to India in Sunday’s match on the Oval the place Stoinis sustained the damage.
Requested if he thought Australia had been susceptible after the loss and damage to Stoinis, Sarfaraz mentioned: “I’m not enthusiastic about them, or what they’re pondering for the time being…
“I’m enthusiastic about my group. We’ll make plan for them and hopefully we’ll do properly as a group.”