T20 World Cup 2022: “Pakistan are a bit of just like India”

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Former England captain Nasser Hussain reckons Pakistan’s opening batters are just like India’s, given their cautious strategy. Nevertheless, Hussain feels Pakistan’s power lies of their bowling, reflecting on how a range error value them a win in opposition to India.

Pakistan and England will lock horns within the remaining of the T20 World Cup 2022 on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG) on Sunday, November 13.

The 2 sides have had a difficult path to the ultimate and can look to seal their second T20 World Cup crown.

Hussain wrote in his column for the Every day Mail:

“Pakistan are a bit of just like India in that their opening batters in Babar and Mohammad Rizwan nonetheless play barely old school white-ball cricket, though they did tee off in opposition to New Zealand.”

Hussain additionally expects Shaheen Shah Afridi to be an actual risk after lacking the T20I collection in opposition to England in September and making a gradual begin to the continuing World Cup. He mentioned:

“There isn’t any query Pakistan’s power lies of their bowling. They’ve had most likely the very best bowling assault within the competitors, even in that agonizing defeat by India proper on the very begin when solely their final eight balls actually allow them to down.

“Their finest bowler in Shaheen Shah Afridi didn’t play within the T20 collection in opposition to England by way of damage and regarded as if he may need come again too quickly within the match. However he’s getting stronger with each recreation and can pose an actual risk tomorrow.”

The left-arm speedster missed some key collection for Pakistan earlier than the multi-nation occasion. He additionally went wicketless within the first two matches of the T20 World Cup earlier than some relentless bowling spells in opposition to the Netherlands, South Africa, Bangladesh, and New Zealand.

“It’s exceptional they’re within the remaining in opposition to England” – Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain. (Image Credits: Getty)
Nasser Hussain. (Picture Credit: Getty)

Reflecting on Pakistan’s unpredictability in ICC occasions through the years, the 96-Check veteran conceded:

“That sums Pakistan up and has been their story through the years. They’re so proficient and may put in world-class performances however they will additionally implode and crash out. It’s exceptional they’re within the remaining in opposition to England. Everyone seems to be evaluating their progress to Imran Khan’s cornered tigers of 1992 and there are particular similarities.”

The 1992 ODI World Cup remaining between Pakistan and England noticed the latter clinch the title with a 22-run victory.

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