Apart from the discipline, what the head coach seems to have instilled in his team is the belief and determination, which is crucial to success at this level.
Sunday's game will be between an improved Sarfraz Ahmed & co and favourites India, writes Saj (for FirstPost Sports).
The 27-year-old Pakistani left-arm pacer says that his team’s focus is on putting up a good show in Sunday’s much-awaited India-Pakistan final.
It has indeed been a rollercoaster ride for fans of Pakistan cricket as the team which started the tournament as underdogs has in the space of three games, catapulted itself to the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy.
Writing for FirstPost Sports, Saj feels that Pakistan's current winning streak is a direct consequence of the bowling attack adopting an attacking brand of cricket.
Pakistan easily chased down 212 with almost 13 overs to spare after a fantastic performance by the bowlers to limit England to a below-par total.
In an interview to Saj for FirstPost Sports, Mohammad Amir explains why after his five year exile, the pace bowler is now ready to move on and is hungry for wickets.
In just two matches, the 27-year-old hard-hitting batsman has added an ingredient that was lacking in Pakistan’s openers.
Junaid’s current form will be important if Pakistan are to challenge England and dream of a place in the final on 18 June at The Oval.
In his latest article for FirstPost Sports, Saj writes about how Pakistan, a team ridiculed for its lack of effort, seemed to have undergone a transformation within a few days to earn a place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy.
Pakistan were 162/7 before the two batsmen put on an unbroken 75-run partnership to take the team to the knockouts.