Waqar Younis reveals how Pakistan can beat India in T20 World Cup
Legendary former fast bowler Waqar Younis is hopeful of Pakistan’s first ever victory in a world cup match against arch rivals India. The two teams are set to battle it out at the upcoming T20 world cup.
Pakistan and India will face each other on October 24 in Dubai. The two arch rivals are part of the Group 2 of the T20 World Cup Super 12 stage which also features Afghanistan and New Zealand as the other two automatic qualifiers.
During an interview, Waqar Younis revealed how Pakistan can beat India to start their campaign on a winning note.
“I honestly believe that Pakistan can beat India in their opening encounter if they play to their potential. It won’t be easy but we certainly have the personnel who can come good,” Waqar said.
The 49-year-old added: “It’s a big game and pressure will be on both teams as it will be their first match of the tournament. But the first few deliveries and runs will be crucial but if we are able to negotiate it well we can win the game.”
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Talking about Pakistan’s bowling, Waqar Younis said that it ‘has always been our stronger suit’. According to the former coach, Pakistan has the ability to defend good scores as we have seen in the past.
“We did that in Champions Trophy 2017, we have done that prior to that as well so I see no reason why this bunch can’t emulate those performances,” he added.
Moreover, Waqar also hoped that Hassan Ali will lead the bowling attack from the front. “He certainly has the skill and character to do big things on the biggest stage,” he said.
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