Lahore: Veteran Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik feels that the workforce stands a very good chance of winning the 2020 T20 World Cup, if it goes forward as per plans.
The destiny of the showpiece occasion, which is scheduled to be performed in Australia later this yr, hangs in steadiness on account of implications put ahead by the coronavirus pandemic.
Shoaib, who gained the trophy as soon as in 2009, acknowledged Pakistan have a very good bowling assault and that’s the reason they are going to be one of the highest contenders on the match.
“I believe our chances are very good,” Shoaib instructed PakPassion. “In order to win these kinds of events, you have to have a very strong bowling attack and I think we have that box ticked. In addition, we also have a good batting line-up to complement that strong bowling attack.”
“Not solely that, however our fielding has additionally developed and improved over time, which is necessary on huge grounds.
“Our health is way improved and higher than it was in earlier years, so general, I feel we might be proper up there as a workforce that stands a very good chance of winning this match if it goes forward,” he added.
Shoaib, in July, will be part of the 29-man Pakistan squad that leaves for England on June 28. The tour is ready to consist of three Tests and as many T20Is and can all be performed in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Of course, we all like to see packed stadiums and matches that have a buzz from the crowd, which all adds to the spectacle. But right now, the situation around the world is very concerning and we must do what is right for everyone’s health and safety,” he stated.
“Hopefully one day and not too far into the future crowds will be back. But for now, cricket needs to be played and if this is what needs to be done to get cricket back on then we must support it and accept it.”