ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Haris Sohail Confident Of Pakistan's Chances Against India

Updated: 30 May 2017 00:01 IST

Ahead of the mouth-watering clash, Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail said his team does not need any added motivation against Virat Kohli and Co.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Haris Sohail Confident Of Pakistan
Haris Sohail said his team does not need any added motivation against Virat Kohli and Co. © AFP

India will open their ICC Champions Trophy campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4. Ahead of the mouth-watering clash, Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail said his team does not need any added motivation against Virat Kohli and Co. He also insisted his team has to forget about the opposition.

Rain at Edgbaston curtailed Pakistan's final warm-up game before the start of the tournament, with Australia making 57 for one batting first in 10 overs.

For Pakistan, the focus now shifts to taking on India on Sunday in the opening pool encounter at the same ground. While those encounters usually provide a little extra spice, Haris urged his team not to get carried with the rivalry.

And when Sunday rolls around, the 28-year-old, who came in as a replacement for Umar Akmal, is confident Pakistan will have adjusted to the weather conditions, having had a fortnight on English soil.

"We have had good preparation, we have had a good couple of days. It is a huge game against India, a really big game. But it is just a game.

"We are preparing ourselves for all of the hard matches. Our strength is our bowling and fielding and we are working on all these aspects of our game.

"It is difficult for us but we have had good preparation to adapt to English conditions but we have been here for 10 days before our first game and we have five days more before our first game."

 

(With PTI inputs)

 

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Topics mentioned in this article India India Cricket Team Pakistan Pakistan Cricket Team ICC Champions Trophy 2017 ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Cricket Cricket Haris Sohail Haris Sohail Virat Kohli Virat Kohli
Highlights
  • India are defending champions
  • India will face Pakistan on June 4
  • India defeated Pakistan in 2013 edition
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