Previous Pakistan batsman and current U-19 lead trainer Ejaz Ahmed feels that his side can beat shielding champions and most outstanding adversaries India in the approaching ICC Youth World Cup starting in South Africa on January 17.
“India has a generally excellent cricket framework and it is sorted out however I realize that we have more energy than them when we play against one another and that is the way we likewise beat them in the semi-finals of the ongoing Asian Emerging Nations Cup,” Ejaz said.
Ejaz, who has played 60 Test and 250 ODIs, was lead trainer of the Pakistan Emerging side which beat India before, in the end, winning the title in Bangladesh a year ago.
“Indeed, even previously, we beat India as a result of our more noteworthy energy and this time likewise I know the enthusiasm of our players will beat them despite the fact that they have a solid outfit,” he included.
Pakistan has won the U-19 World Cup twice before.
The 51-year-old Ejaz, notwithstanding, said by the day’s end it would be about how a group plays on that specific day.
“It is the equivalent in the World Cup it doesn’t make a difference which group is number one or safeguarding champions what will matter is the means by which a group plays on a given day. I for one feel our group is very much adjusted,” he said.
Ejaz didn’t accept that India would get a bit of leeway of having played a four-country competition with South Africa, New Zealand and Zimbabwe in South Africa before the World Cup.
“Our players have likewise prepared hard in Lahore and we have played around 11 matches. We will likewise arrive in South Africa nine days before the World Cup and we have some training games and I think our arrangements are additionally generally excellent for the competition,” he said.
The previous batsman likewise said the nonattendance of quick bowler Naseem Shah won’t affect much in the group’s exhibition. Naseem was pulled back from the Pakistan U-19 squad after he played for the senior group in three Test matches against Australia and Sri Lanka.
“Look there was no contention by any stretch of the imagination. The manner in which we currently observe things is that you can’t anticipate that an MBA should proceed to take BA tests. That is what we look like at Naseem Shah, he has measured up for Pakistan and now he ought to perform for the senior group,” said the lead trainer.