Sarfaraz Ahmed expressed his commitment to any role that contributes to the team’s success, be it as a batter or a wicketkeeper. The seasoned cricketer emphasized the positive dynamics within the team, dispelling any notions of discord among senior players following the change in roles. As Pakistan gears up for a three-match Test series against Australia, Sarfaraz’s insights shed light on the camaraderie within the squad.
Currently in Canberra for a 4-day game against the Australian PM XI, Sarfaraz shared his observations on the team’s chemistry, particularly highlighting the rapport between skipper Shan Masood and Mohammad Hafeez. He commended Babar Azam’s pivotal role, noting the young talent’s active involvement in team discussions and strategic planning.
Acknowledging the significance of a former captain assisting his successor, Sarfaraz sees this as a positive sign for team building. When questioned about personal goals, he underscored the collective aim of playing exemplary cricket in Australia. Sarfaraz’s commitment to the team’s success shines through as he pledges to give his best, irrespective of the role assigned, and assures that both he and Rizwan will adapt to fulfill any responsibilities given.
Facing a formidable Australian side on their home turf, Sarfaraz recognizes the challenge but expresses confidence in Pakistan’s abilities. Describing Australia as a “top quality side,” he vows to put up a strong fight and play their best cricket. As a nod to David Warner, who is playing his last series, Sarfaraz extends best wishes while outlining the team’s strategy to contain the prolific batsman.
Turning attention to the bowling department, Sarfaraz applauds Pakistan’s fast bowlers, particularly praising the exceptional skills of Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali. With Naseem Shah completing his rehabilitation, Sarfaraz believes that the team’s bowling lineup, including talents like Mir Hamza, Khurram Shehzad, and Faheem Ashraf, is well-equipped to compensate for the absence of the 20-year-old fast bowler.