Pakistan were sloppy during their 41-run defeat to defending champions Australia at Taunton on Wednesday, dropping three catches while also conceding many overthrows.
“We need to improve because if we want to beat bigger teams like Australia and India then all three aspects of the game are crucial,” Sarfraz was quoted as saying by AFP.
“Definitely I think the fielding needs improvement – the fielding is not up to the mark,” the wicket-keeper said. “We work together again, and work hard before the India match.”
Mohammad Amir "We'll have to come with a positive mindset against India. We have to win every game now & we'll try our best. We can beat India. Today our batting took the game deep and if we're a bit more mentally strong, we will win against India" #CWC19 #INDvPAK— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 12, 2019
Asif Ali, at first slip, dropped Aaron Finch off fast bowler Wahab Riaz when the Aussie skipper was on 26. Finch (82) and David Warner (107) added 146 for the first wicket . Despite Mohammad Amir’s career best 5-30, Australia made a match-winning 307 in 49 overs.
“We committed more mistakes than Australia,” said the skipper . “We won a good toss but didn’t bowl well in the first 30 overs.”
Pakistan have never beaten India in six World Cup matches dating back to 1992.
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