India not preparing any special for the match, says Jasprit Bumrah

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Jasprit Bumrah has played down the hype around the India vs Pakistan ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 match which will be played at his home venue in Ahmedabad on 14 October. India have 7-0 record against Pakistan in ODI World Cups and while the Men in Blue will be aiming to continue their winning run, the pacer has said that the team is not making any special preparations for the game, instead the focus is on maximising their own potential.

“See every team will have batsmen, every team will have bowlers. We also have batsmen; we also have bowlers. We’re not preparing any special for any special team,” Bumrah said after guiding India to a victory over Afghanistan on Wednesday.

“Yes, we’re looking at ourselves more than the others because we’ve realized that if we focus on our team, we focus on our strengths everything else takes care of itself. So we are focusing on our team, our preparation. If everything that is there in our control, we control that, that gives us the best chance. So that is what our team is focusing on.”

“Yeah, obviously I’ve been away for a while now. I’ll be happy to see my mother at home. I’m going to see her. That’s the first basic thing for me,” he said. “It’s obviously playing at home. I have not played a one day international there. I played a test match. So yeah, the atmosphere is going to be exciting. I’m sure a lot of people are going to come. So, it will be a sight to see. So yeah, hoping for the best over there.”

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