Pakistan cricket team skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has said that his team would look to capitalise their experience of playing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against arch-rival India in the upcoming Asia Cup cricket tournament 2018.
The 31-year-old Pakistan skipper also accepted that Virat Kohli-led Men-in-Blue are comparatively stronger side when it comes to overall experience.
“Our team has relatively more experience of playing under UAE conditions and therefore we will try to take advantage of this experience in our Asia Cup match against India,” Sarfraz Ahmed told Dawn.com.
“On the other hand, Virat Kohli-XI is a stronger outfit as far as overall experience is concerned,” Sarfraz Ahmed added.
Speaking about their preparations for the Asia Cup, the wicketkeeper-batsman said that their main focus is on physical fitness.
“Currently, our primary focus is on the players’ physical fitness and in this regard, a training camp (for the Asia Cup) is also being held from Sept 3,” Sarfraz said.
India and Pakistan, the two rival cricket playing nations, will face each other on September 19 in the Asia Cup. The Asia Cup will kick-start on September 15 and the final of the tournament will be played on September 28 in Abu Dhabi.