I don’t think that they (INDIA) are as strong as they look: Sarfraz

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  1. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    Sarfaraz Ahmed, Pakistan’s captain, isn’t intimidated by India’s firepower.

    “They are playing well,” he told ‘The News’ in a chit-chat here at Taunton’s County Ground. “But I don’t think that they are as strong as they look. There are some chink in their armour and we know how to exploit them,” he added.

    Sarfaraz’s optimism stems from the fact that two years ago, Pakistan managed tame a previously all-conquering India in the final of ICC Champions Trophy in London.

    “Our team is very positive especially after the win against England and I’m sure the boys are ready for any game including the one against India,” he said.

    But while Sarfaraz’s Pakistan have, more often than not, flopped in ODI cricket, the Indians have established themselves as the team to beat in the World Cup.

    On Sunday, after watching India toy with Australia on their way to a 36-run World Cup triumph, Kohli exuded the confidence of a captain who knows his team was a winning unit.

    The Indians, cheered by a packed crowd at The Oval, made 352-5 with Shikhar Dhawan hitting a ton and Kohli himself chipping in with a big fifty.

    “Look, we're very well equipped, and as we said, if one of the top three gets a hundred, and today all three of us got runs, and then these guys become even more dangerous because they already have a platform where they can just come in and literally play like a T20 game. When that happens, you feel really good as a batting unit because that's where these guys express themselves fully, and their skill sets come out to the max potential,” Kohli commented.

    Despite making a flying start in the event, Kohli’s feet are placed firmly on the ground. While experts have tipped that India should comfortably make it to the semis after back-to-back wins against South Africa and Australia, Kohli remains guarded.

    “It’s far too early to talk about semi-finals, after six games we will be in a better position to think about that but it’s not for now,” he said.

    “However, we couldn’t ask for a better start against two very strong sides and I like we’ve got the strongest sides in world cricket early on. We have to be at the top of our game from the start of the tournament.”

  2. Fireworks11

    Fireworks11 Kaptaan

    Sep 22, 2012
    India are there for the taking. Attack them on Sunday.
  3. Shahzad.Firdous

    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

    May 29, 2010
    India are actually very strong as much as they look. Only way they can be defeated is by giving them a taste of their own medicine. Either post a good defend-able total on a batting / spin pitch and beating them with spin and pace or on a green pitch with our fast bowling!!

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