Waqar confident Pakistan will beat India tomorrow

National team coach says Pakistan has an advantage over India because of latter’s defeat against New Zealand

Sports Desk March 18, 2016

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Friday said he is confident Pakistan will win against India at their World T20 clash at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

“Pakistan has an advantage over India because of latter’s defeat against New Zealand in the opening match of the tournament,” said Younis.

“They have lost the last game and they must be worried that they can get knocked out of the tournament. That’s a huge worry especially when you are playing in your home ground,” he said.

“It’s an added pressure on them,” Younis added.

Stunned in Nagpur: Spin pins kingpins

The national coach further said that Pakistani bowlers can be real “game changers” in the tournament. “Even though Bumrah and Nehra are brilliant bowlers, we take edge with the pace given our bowlers can bowl up to 145-150 km/hr. Apart from Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz can also be a match winner for us,” he said.

Responding to a question about poor batting performance in the past, Younis cited the innings against Bangladesh as an example where Pakistan crossed the 200-run mark. “Since we made 200-plus runs in the last match, I am not really worried about batting performance anymore. No team has crossed that mark in this tournament so far,” he said.

After all is Shahid and done, Pakistan win

The former fast bowler also praised Imad Wasim, who is has been making a name for himself in the spin department.

Responding to a question why skipper Shahid Afridi didn’t make an appearance at the press conference, the national coach jokingly said that it is perhaps because he is asked tough questions.


KEVIN MATHEW | 7 years ago | Reply A Dream of an Innocent Child of 7 yr old!!!!!
alam | 7 years ago | Reply Waqar Younis should see ground realities also. Pakistan has never win a match from India in any tournament in previous 33 years (World Cup of 1983 till Asia cup of 2016). There were different reasons for defeat of green shirts and it is confirmed that whenever Pakistani players play against India they got nervous and gone under pressure from the beginning of the match. One can judge it from their body language (fielding, bowling and loose shots in bating). So no good expectations from green shirt today.
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