Former Pakistan captain and head coach, Javed Miandad, has a piece of advice for Green Shirts ahead of their T20 World Cup encounter against their arch-rival India on 24 October at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Speaking at a news channel, Miandad said that the team will have to play as a single unit to beat India and that the team’s reliance on a few individual players will only hurt the cause.
“The team needs to play with coordination. Each player needs to chip in with what they can because relying on 1 or 2 players will hurt Pakistan’s chances in the World Cup,” said Miandad.
Miandad pointed out that there is a chance that players who generally perform well will also do so during the crucial match. He said that consistency would be key to beat India.
He suggested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja should focus on cricket and winning matches as it will boost Pakistan’s image in the cricket world.
Pakistan cricket team is currently preparing for the mega event at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) under the interim head coach Saqlain Mushtaq and the bowling consultant Vernon Philander.
The Men in Green will depart for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 15 October, where the T20 World Cup will be played from 17 October to 14 November.
Batting Consultant, Mathew Hayden, will join the Pakistan cricket team in the UAE ahead of their encounter with India on the 24th of this month.
Before that, Pakistan will play two warm-up matches against West Indies and South Africa on 18 and 20 October, respectively. Both matches will be broadcast live on PTV Sports.