Sarfaraz warns Pakistan must improve ahead of India clash

Thursday, 13 Jun, 2019

Australia were 113/0 after 18 overs against Pakistan in their ICC World Cup game at the Cooper Associates County Ground, here on Wednesday.

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"Warner needs some more time".

"I know he's been working a bit with JL (coach Justin Langer) and Punter (assistant coach Ricky Ponting) to just make sure he's in the right mind frame, but he's playing nicely", said opening partner Finch.

"I am not thinking about them, what they are thinking at the moment".

David Warner speaks to the media.

The 32-year-old was also served with a life ban from any leadership position in the Australian team, painted as the architect of the sandpaper plan that also saw Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft suspended.

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said last month that he and his backroom team were fed up with the clichéd description of the team's form swings.

Openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-haq found it hard to get Mitchell Starc and Cummins away, and the early pressure paid rich dividends. And my wife is just, she's just my rock. "I am also learning a lot here". She's a strong woman. They've got a lot of experience on their side. He got out shortly after celebrating his century with gusto.

Warner has returned with results.

Complicating the situation further is that if Marsh is called into the squad, it would mean Stoinis would not be able to feature again in this World Cup'.

Despite not having a good record against Australia, Sarfaraz elucidated that his team will go with the same approach as they showed against England.

Australia won two and lost one match, earning four points with a net run rate of 0.483.

Australia survived a probing opening spell by Amir after being sent in to bat by Pakistan.

But while the victory margin made it sound simple, the reality was anything but.

Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali chipped in with important wickets but it was Amir who nearly single-handedly dragged Pakistan back into the match. It came about thanks to a century from David Warner at the top end, coupled with generosity to the point of self-sacrifice from Pakistan both with the ball and in the field. Pakistan skipper reportedly a tad agitated as the pitch is grassy and clearly have bounce, pace, and help for the fast bowlers. Replays however showed clearly that the impact between the ball and the pad was way outside the off-stump and the umpire's decision stood.