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World Cup 2019: Pakistan team starts training at Gaddafi Stadium

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LAHORE (DNA) – Pakistan Cricket team kicked off their training today at Gaddafi Stadium of Lahore for upcoming ODI series against England and ICC World Cup 2019, starting from May 30, in England and Wales. As per reports, players are training hard to overcome their flaws.

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed was seen training diligently to polish his wicket-keeping skills. Team worked hard on their skills in batting, bowling and fielding all departments to give a tough time in the coming event.

Pakistan younger pacer Shaheen Afridi showed a lot enthusiasm as he told media that training is going exceptionally and they hope to play with the spirit of victory.

Young leg spinner Shadab Khan asserted that Indian skipper Virat Kohli will not get a chance to bat against him as he will already be out before he bowls but if by any chance he manages to survive, he will get him out in their match against India scheduled on July 16.

Pakistani all-rounder Imad Wasim, said I have always played for Pakistan with passion and I hope to deliver my 100% this time too.

Opener Imam-ul-Haq said there is immense amount of pressure on players and whole nation when they are playing against India. “If we play them with relaxed minds, we will produce productive result”, he expressed. He added that he finds no difference between India and any other cricket team so he will play against them normally as he does against other teams.

All-rounder Shoaib Malik said that their goal is to win the title. “We are not going there with a purpose to defeat only India. The entire tournament is very important to us”.

Opener Fakhar Zaman said that Pakistan team has six pacers along seven batsmen and all-rounders which provide them the best team combination. He expressed that there cannot be a better combination to clinch the World Cup 2019 and they hope to snatch the title away.

Pakistan will open their campaign with the match against West Indies on May 31 at Nottingham.

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