ICC U19 World Cup: ‘We have more ardour when we play against India,’ Pakistan U19 Head instruct Ejaz Ahmed
Former Pakistan batsman and modern-day U-19 head coach Ejaz Ahmed feels that his aspect can beat defending champions and arch-rivals India in the impending ICC Youth World Cup opening in South Africa on January 17.
“India has a very correct cricket system and it is equipped however I be aware of that we have extra passion than them when we play towards each other and that is how we also beat them in the semi-finals of the latest Asian Emerging Nations Cup,” Ejaz said.
Ejaz, who has performed 60 Test and 250 ODIs, was once head train of the Pakistan Emerging side which beat India earlier than sooner or later prevailing the title in Bangladesh closing year. “Even in the past, we beat India because of our higher passion and this time also I be aware of the ardour of our gamers will prevail over them though they have a very strong outfit,” he added.
Pakistan have received the U-19 World Cup twice in the past. The 51-year-old Ejaz, however, said at the end of the day it would be all about how a crew performs on that unique day.
“It is the same in the World Cup it does not count number which group is variety one or defending champions what will count number is how a team plays on a given day. I in my opinion experience our team is properly balanced,” he said. Ejaz did now not agree with that India would get advantage of having performed a four-nation event with South Africa, New Zealand and Zimbabwe in South Africa earlier than the World Cup.
“Our players have additionally skilled difficult in Lahore and we have played around 11 matches. We will additionally attain South Africa nine days earlier than the World Cup and we have some exercise games and I think our preparations are also very exact for the tournament,” he said.
The former batsman additionally said the absence of fast bowler Naseem Shah will now not influence a good deal on the team’s performance. Naseem used to be withdrawn from the Pakistan U-19 squad after he played for the senior crew in three Test fits against Australia and Sri Lanka.
“Look there used to be no controversy at all. The way we now see things is that you can’t count on a MBA to go and take BA exams. That is how we seem at Naseem Shah, he has made the grade for Pakistan and now he need to be performing for the senior team,” stated the head coach.
“We have a couple of interesting younger intelligence in the ranks. I expect Rohail and Haider to play for the senior crew in two to three year’s time, they are that good.”