TAUNTON: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed stated his aspect’s needed to increase their fielding requirements forward of an important World Cup match towards arch-rivals India at Previous Trafford on Sunday.
Pakistan as soon as once more produced some sloppy out-cricket in a 41-run group stage defeat by champions Australia at Taunton on Wednesday, dropping three catches amid different misfields.
“We have to enhance as a result of if we need to beat larger groups like Australia and India then all three points of the sport are essential,” stated Sarfaraz.
“Positively I feel the fielding wants enchancment — the fielding isn’t up to speed,” the wicket-keeper admitted. “We work collectively once more, and work onerous earlier than the India match.”
Pakistan have by no means crushed India in six World Cup matches courting again to 1992.
Pakistan might have derailed Australia at first, after Sarfaraz gained the toss and opted to subject first.
However first slip Asif Ali dropped Aaron Finch off paceman Wahab Riaz when the Australian skipper was on 26 with the overall at 67.
Finch (82) and David Warner (107) took the opening stand to 146 earlier than Mohammad Amir turned the match on its head with a profession finest 5-30 as Australia had been bowled out for 307 in 49 overs.
Sarfaraz stated Pakistan had made too many errors of their very own in a match the place they had been dismissed for 266 in 45.four overs.
They now have three factors from 4 video games, with two defeats, one win — a shock success over match hosts and favourites England — and a no-result.
“We dedicated extra errors than Australia,” stated Sarfaraz. “We gained a superb toss however didn’t bowl properly within the first 30 overs.”
Sarfaraz added a speedy collapse that noticed three wickets misplaced for 11 runs as Pakistan slumped to 147-5 had additionally proved pricey.
“I feel shedding three wickets within the house of 15 balls was the turning level.
“Babar (Azam, who made 30 together with seven fours) was taking part in properly and his was a comfortable dismissal.”
Mohammad Hafeez additionally fell when properly set, for 46, when he hit a Finch full toss straight to deep sq. leg.
“The ball which Mohammad Hafeez acquired out to was a free one — it ought to have gone over the fence,” stated Sarfaraz.
“We now have to beat our errors as a result of India are additionally a really sturdy workforce. We’ll assess our efficiency after which we’ll plan.”