Friday Apr 19, 2019
KARACHI: Wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed will lead Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and where he bats has been a question on everyone’s mind.
Speaking to Geo News, Ahmed revealed that he has decided to bat at No 5. The right-handed batsman has scored 1,942 runs in 101 ODIs with an average of 31.91.
In the 10 ODIs where he has come in at No 5, Ahmed has scored 427 runs. The skipper believes that his decision to bat at this spot is a wise one and would benefit the team.
Pakistan will begin their World Cup campaign against West Indies on May 31 followed by matches against England (June 3) and Sri Lanka (June 7).
The team will then play Australia (June 12) before facing arch-rivals India (June 16) in Manchester.
Pakistan will then travel to London to play South Africa (June 23) at Lord’s, followed by matches against New Zealand (June 26), Afghanistan (June 29) and Bangladesh (July 5).
The team will leave for England on April 23.