Pakistan skipper Sarfraz breaks silence ahead of the World Cup starter

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Pakistan skipper Sarfraz breaks silence ahead of the World Cup starter

NOTTINGHAM - Mohammad Amir is fit and available for Pakistan’s match against West Indies at Trent Bridge on Friday, said skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed in a press conference.

Earlier, it was reported that Mohammad Amir was unfit and would not be available for the match against West Indies.

Sarfraz said the team is ready for their first match of the tournament. “I will bat at number 5,” the skipper told reporters, “the batting order could be changed according to the situation though.”

Ahmed said that he has set his eyes on a victorious start in World Cup. Pakistan has lost its last 10 ODIs consecutively against England, Australia and South Africa. However, the skipper is hopeful of ending this streak when team takes the field against Windies.

‘I am looking forward to a good start tomorrow. Boys are prepared well and we are hopeful of a good show at Trent Bridge on Friday,’ Sarfaraz told media in Nottingham after team’s three-hour long training session at Trent Bridge.

Sarfaraz also confirmed that Mohammad Aamir, who bowled with full energy at the nets on Thursday, is fully fit and available for selection for Pakistan’s opening game in cricket’s pinnacle.

He, however, added that team selection has not been an easy task as all the players are fully fit and been in good form.

‘It is a difficult task, for sure. We have our XI in mind but we will see here in the morning how things are before making a final call,’ the Pakistan captain added.

The Pakistan captain added that he’s anticipating a high scoring match between Pakistan and Windies while backing his team’s batting abilities.