TAUNTON (Reuters) - Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed denied his group bring any scars from their 5-zero rout by way of Australia in March and is confident of victory in Wednesday’s international Cup contest towards the reigning champions.

Australia thrashed a depleted Pakistan within the United Arab Emirates observe their thrilling 3-2 collection victory in India to sign their training for a a success identify defence within the world Cup.

“I assume that element is past,” Sarfaraz told journalists.


“We’re now not considering that. We’re definitely considering the next day’s game.

“Our morale is very excessive, we got a momentum. So hopefully we’ll do very good against them tomorrow.”

The 1992 champions have looked traditionally unpredictable in the match as they started their campaign with a defeat by way of West Indies however bounced returned in fashion shocking hosts England.

They split points with Sri Lanka after the match in Bristol was abandoned because of rain and the prospect of some other washout looms large over their next trip.

“first off, we are able to’t manipulate the climate, you understand... However simply if the match is shortened, really plan modifications,” Sarfaraz added.

Australia’s Marcus Stoinis has been ruled out of the match with a facet stress and fellow all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been flown over to England as returned-up.

The five-time champions went right down to India in Sunday’s suit on the Oval in which Stoinis sustained the damage.

requested if he idea Australia have been prone after the loss and harm to Stoinis, Sarfaraz said: “I’m not considering them, or what they are wondering in the meanwhile...

“I’m thinking about my crew. We’ll make a terrific plan for them and with any luck we can do well as a team.”