Former Pakistan skipper Aamir Sohail believes that winning the Champions Trophy title in 2017 has changed the outlook of the team.
He is also confident that Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan will come up with a clinical show and will make a difference in the Asia Cup 2018 with gained confidence after winning Champions Trophy last year.
Sohail, who will work as an expert with Asia Cup broadcaster Star Sports, further added that their success in the Champions Trophy has given a lot of confidence to Pakistan and even the players are responding well to the captain, coach and staff, which will certainly make big difference in the six-team tournament.
As per reports in IANS, Sohail opined, “I think winning ICC Champions Trophy changed the outlook of the Pakistan Cricket team. It gave them a lot of confidence and at the same time, they are assured of their places now. The team is responding well to the captain, coach and sports staff. The boys are playing positive cricket and you get to see the difference.”
The 2018 edition of the Asia Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 15 September will see six teams competing in the event – defending champion India, along with Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Afghanistan.
Noteworthy, the tournament opener will be played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on 15 September.