Pakistan chief selector Muhammad Wasim defended the squad picked for the 2022 T20 World Cup citing their performances in opposition to India within the Asia Cup, in addition to the T20 World Cup final 12 months. Whereas Pakistan registered their first ever World Cup win over India in final 12 months’s competitors, they suffered a slender defeat to their arch-rivals within the Asia Cup earlier than happening to beat them per week afterward their strategy to the ultimate. Wasim, talking at a press convention after Pakistan’s squad announcement, mentioned the wins confirmed the staff may tackle huge opponents and are available out on prime.
“The largest optimistic for us is not only the outcomes, the outcomes have been good, however which groups we have now crushed is there for all to see,” he mentioned.
“India is a billion-dollar staff. And in the event you see how we performed the primary match in opposition to them within the Asia Cup after which inside per week how we beat them, then nobody can suppose that we won’t beat huge groups. We’ve carried out it and proven it,” he continued.
“We confirmed it final 12 months as effectively and we once more did so within the Asia Cup. So undoubtedly, we have now full confidence on this staff,” he added.
He mentioned that the staff had labored laborious to deliver pleasure to their compatriots.
“This staff has unfold quite a lot of pleasure this 12 months. When you see our fan following, the engagement, there was quite a lot of it with this staff, and the contribution in that was of those boys,” Wasim advised reporters.
“They’ve continued to deliver us happiness, and we hope that within the World Cup, they may give us much more pleasure.”
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