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Pakistan to make strong comeback in coming matches: Sarfaraz

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NOTTINGHAM: Pakistan Cricket captain Sarfaraz Ahmed says his side would want to forget the poor performance against West Indies as a “bad day” and will make a strong comeback in matches to come.

West Indies defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets in Trent Bridge Nottingham after Pakistan was bowled out for mere 105 runs.

Speaking at the post match press conference after Pakistan’s defeat, Sarfaraz said that there are eight more matches to go and Pakistan team will surely make a comeback.

“We lost some quick wickets in first ten overs and we couldn’t recover well from the early setback,” he said.

“It wasn’t our day, it was just a bad day, we will try to move on from here and recover before next games. I am confident that the team will bounce back in next games,” the wicket-keeper batsman hoped.

The fast bowler added that early start of matches has made toss very important in the tournament and teams would love to bowl first after winning the toss.

“This is not an excuse but toss has become important in matches here, teams will try to get advantage of early overcast conditions here if they win the toss,” he said.

“We knew exactly how west indies would bowl to us and we were well prepared, but we couldn’t execute it,” Sarfaraz said, adding the spell by Andre Russell changed the game.

He also agreed that batsmen’s shot selection was poor and they couldn’t stay on wicket.

“We will sit down and analyze our mistakes and try to correct them before next matches,” he promised.