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World Cup 2015: Australia between title and Pakistan, says Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan's former legendary all-rounder and world cup 1996 winning team captain Imran Khan is of the opinion If Pakistan manage to beat Australia on a slow wicket of Adelaide nobody can stop it from

PTI [ Updated: March 14, 2015 14:45 IST ]
world cup 2015 australia between title and pakistan says
world cup 2015 australia between title and pakistan says imran khan

Islamabad: Pakistan's former legendary all-rounder and world cup 1996 winning team captain Imran Khan is of the opinion If Pakistan manage to beat Australia on a slow wicket of Adelaide nobody can stop it from lifting the world Cup.

Imran while talking to a private channel, Pakistan have the best chance of beating Australia atAdelaide because it's a slow wicket which suits Pakistan.

Imran advocated in favour of spinner Yasir Shah at Adelaid because that's the only wicket in Australia whichAhelps spinners.

“Yasir should be playing against Ireland,” said Imran.

 
Pakistan will play against Ireland in their last group match on March 15 (Sunday) at the Adelaide Oval.

He said Australians are experts at playing pace bowlers and had he been in Misbah's place, he would have played a spinner.

“I was the first one to play a leg-spinner — Abdul Qadir — in World Cup,” he said.

Imran rated seven-footer Mohammad Irfan as the “most dangerous” bowler of the tournament. “Play Irfan to take wickets and not to save runs,” he said, recalling that Wasim Akram used to give extra runs by bowling no-balls and wides but regularly provided breakthroughs.

He did not hesitate to appreciate the brave batting-style of wicketkeeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed. “Sarfraz should have played in earlier matches as well … He is a specialist wicketkeeper and a brave batsman too,” he said.

 

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