Veteran allrounder Shoaib Malik reckons that should the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup be held for the current year, Pakistan have a decent possibility at winning the show-stopper occasion for the second time in their history.
Malik discloses that to win a competition of this scale, a group requires a strong bowling assault and a not too bad batting line-up – both the crates his group ticks.
Shoaib Malik Believes Pakistan Would Lift T20 WC
“I believe our chances are very good,” Shoaib told 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.”
Furthermore, Malik, who has scored 2321 runs and 28 wickets from 113 T20Is, reasons that the handling and wellness gauges have additionally improved and on the enormous grounds of Australia, those things are must.
“Not only that, but our fielding has also developed and improved over the years, which is important on big grounds. Our fitness is much improved and better than it was in previous years, so overall, I think we will be right up there as a team that stands a very good chance of winning this tournament if it goes ahead,” the 38-year-old said.
ICC conceding its choice as it follows the pause and watch strategy, seeking after the coronavirus circumstance to improve.
Australia, the hosts, have just said arranging the competition appears to be unreasonable because of the predominant conditions. In the probability of the world cup proceeding, the matches will be played behind the shut entryways.
Malik is a piece of the 29-man crew for the England visit which leaves on June 28. The visit involves three Tests and the same number of T20Is and will be played in void arenas.
“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 said.
“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,” he added.