Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad believes a fearless method can be essential to his nation’s probabilities of upstaging a star-studded India when the 2 arch-rivals conflict of their highly-anticipated T20 World Cup 2021 opener on October 24. India have by no means misplaced to Pakistan in an ICC World Cup, both 50-over or T20.
“The match towards India can be essential to getting momentum within the event. They’re a powerful aspect and have a number of prime gamers but when we will play with out concern and stress and everybody does his bit we will beat them,” he mentioned.
Miandad believes that the Pakistan group has the aptitude of doing effectively within the occasion if it places in a collective effort towards Virat Kohli and Co. “T20 format is one the place individuals assume that one or two gamers can win you matches however I take a look at it this fashion that on this format everybody must contribute not directly or the opposite for a group to be a profitable outfit,” Miandad mentioned.
The previous batter retired from all cricket in 1997/98 earlier than the T20 format was launched internationally. He mentioned that Pakistan can’t simply depend on an in-form Babar Azam to steer them forward.
“On this format even a small innings of 20 or a vital catch or run-out or a great over can win you matches so everybody has to place in his bit. This format is a couple of collective effort from the group,” he mentioned.
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Miandad additionally rejected discuss of stress, saying professionals are purported to cope with it calmly. “I don’t perceive at instances this speak about rebuilding a group grooming gamers at prime degree. Within the Pakistan group you might be there as a result of you’re the finest and are purported to ship for the nation,” he identified.
The grasp batsman additionally felt that T20 cricket will not be solely about hitting sixes and fours and. “You should not attempt to go bang bang on a regular basis, it’s about ready for the fitting ball and second to execute your plans,” he defined.
(with PTI inputs)