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Pakistan cricket team departs for England

Pakistan cricket team departs for England
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Lahore: Pakistan cricket team departed for London overnight to take part in a bilateral series against England next month, followed by the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 starting from May 30.

Pakistan will play three warm-up matches before taking on joint-hosts England in a five-match one-day series and a Twenty20.

Sarfaraz, addressing a press conference at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Monday, said , “Look, when we go as favourites, then it´s a problem, but if we go as underdogs then other teams feel the danger, so I think being underdogs is good for us and eases the pressure,” he said.

Pakistan took the Champions Trophy against India in 2017 with a stunning 180-run victory in the final.

Pakistan have named two extra players in their squad for the five-match one-day series against England, with paceman Mohammad Amir and batsman Asif Ali in addition to the 15 for the World Cup.

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