The 11th match of World Cup 2019 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was washed out due to heavy rain. This obviously made Pakistan Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed frustrated. But the Pak skipper is still hopeful about Pakistan’s chances in this World Cup.
Match washed out
A heavy shower in Bristol forced the umpires to call off the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The officials waited for a while but the outfield was impossible to play on. Both teams earned one point from the abandoned match; both have three points now after winning and losing one each. Pakistan in their last outing beat the hosts, England by 14 runs and showed that they could be a tough contender. But they had faced a huge loss against West Indies in their opening match. Now this cancellation of the match against Sri Lanka made Pakistan’s road to semifinal tougher. Sri Lanka is relatively an easy side to beat and Pakistan had a chance to gain full points against them.
Sarfaraz Confident About Pakistan’s Chances in This World Cup
The captain of Pakistan cricket team, Sarfaraz Ahmed still has faith in his team and he believes that they can still make it to the last four places despite the washout. He said, “As a team, we really wanted to play this match, especially after gaining momentum with the win against England. It is unfortunate that we were not able to play.” Sarfaraz looked confident when he said, “Every team is scared about Pakistan.”
Pakistan will be playing their next match against Australia, one of the favourites of this tournament. Sarfaraz acknowledges the same as Australia have won their first two encounters. He thinks that in-form Australia can be a tough contender. But Pakistan team is high on confidence after the last win. It will be interesting to see how they take on Australia on June 12 at Taunton.
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