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Pakistan looking to maintain record vs India at Champions Trophy: Sarfraz Ahmed

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has vowed to go all-out against India in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener at Edgbaston on June 4

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: May 27, 2017 13:35 IST
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Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed speaks to the media ahead of the team’s Champions Trophy 2017 warm-up game against Bangladesh.(IDI via Getty Images)

Pakistan ODI skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has said that his team will be looking to maintain its record of winning more games against India at the ICC Champions Trophy when the two teams face off in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4.

Speaking to reporters on the eve of Pakistan’s Champions Trophy 2017 warm-up clash against Bangladesh, Sarfraz said, “We have a better record against India in the Champions Trophy, not in other competitions, but we did well in this. We’re looking to maintain that against India and it’s very exciting.”

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India and Pakistan have faced off in three Champions Trophy games till date, with the former winning once and the latter prevailing twice.

This is Sarfraz Ahmed’s first assignment at a major tournament as Pakistan skipper, and he believes his team will get results if all players give their maximum effort.

“The entire country is praying for a win against India and God willing, we will succeed,” he said.

“If every member of the team gives it his all in the match against India, I am sure results will come. The effort should be there, people should see we are fighting and giving it our all,” he added.

Pakistan have never won the ICC Champions Trophy, and will be looking to upset the pre-tournament odds and lift their maiden title next month.

First Published: May 27, 2017 13:27 IST