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Waqar clueless about Pak's losing streak against India in World Cup

Karachi: Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis was clueless for his side's wretched losing streak against arch-rivals India in the World Cup, but said time spent by the Men in Blue in Australia before the mega-event

PTI [ Updated: March 09, 2015 8:29 IST ]
waqar clueless about pak s losing streak against india in
waqar clueless about pak s losing streak against india in world cup

Karachi: Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis was clueless for his side's wretched losing streak against arch-rivals India in the World Cup, but said time spent by the Men in Blue in Australia before the mega-event could be one of the reasons.

India defeated Pakistan by 76 runs at Adelaide in their opening match of the ongoing World Cup and have since won four games on a trot to qualify for the quarter-finals.

For record, Pakistan has lost all the six encounters against India in the World Cup.

"I don't have an answer for that (why Pakistan has failed to beat India in the World Cup). There were different eras, different teams and different pressure situations. I am not trying to give excuses but one has to understand that India has been playing in this Australia for the last couple of months and we just arrived in Australia. It could be one of the reasons," Waqar told PTI in an exclusive interaction from Australia.

"You can say that yes India definitely played better than us in this World Cup and I think they learnt from their experiences of playing Test cricket and the triangular ODI in Australia," he said.

Waqar, however, said it was difficult to say whether the Indian team had the potential to defend its World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand.

"They are a few teams who can win this World Cup but it is very difficult to say who is going to go all the way. But India and New Zealand have started really well while Australia has had an average start," he said.

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