It was 'bad luck' that Pakistan players did not play well: Captain Ahmed

 . Last updated on October 6, 2017, 12:54 PM
It was 'bad luck' that Pakistan players did not play well: Captain Ahmed
Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed also added the day-night format of the team will have to added advantage.


The second Test of the Sri Lanka Pakistan series will be a day-night series. This will be the first of the kind for Sri Lanka. However, Pakistan Captain, Sarfraz Ahmed is the one to feel the heat before the match. Ahmed does not think that the team is at much pressure, even if it lost the first Test. He said it was the "bad luck" that the team did not play well on the last day. Per the captain, Pakistan players are motivated now and now he is hopeful.

In the last match, Pakistan was to chase only 136, but it faced the wobble at the hands of Rangana Hearth. Sri Lanka won the match by 21 runs in the last day. Ahmed is also skeptic about the Day-Night condition of the match. He said, there "will be no advantage" what so ever for Pakistan. He mentioned that several players in the team will be handling the Pink ball for the first time. This include the top bets like Mohammed Amir, Wahab Raiz and Yasir Shah. Still, the team is at an advantageous condition as Sri Lanka is no experience at all in the format. There are players in the team who has handled the pink ball with much effect before.

Ahmed, as a graded Cricketer, accoladed Rangana Herath for the feat in the previous fixture. The Pakistan captain said, "credit to him for taking 400 wickets". In the last match, Herath picked his 400th international wicket. He knocked 11 wickets in the match. Ahmed wants to pull up the pressure on the bowler as a strategy to win the second match. He recalled, the team's stance in the Sri Lanka tour, when Herath was tackled by Pakistan players. The skipper also mentioned that the Pakistan players are being conveyed the message that "did not play well".

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