I am confident that Pakistan will make it to top four in WC: Younis Khan

Pakistan are expected to play against India on October 15 at Narendra Modi Stadium

By Web Desk
June 13, 2023
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Younis Khan, who captained Pakistan in their maiden T20 World Cup triumph in 2009, feels confident that the national team will make it to the top four in the upcoming ICC World Cup in India. 

Speaking to media in Karachi today, Khan said Pakistan have match-winning players in the squad. 

"I feel very confident that Pakistan will make it to the top four in World Cup. Because there are match-winners in the side who can win you matches any day," he said. 

"There is a need to plan strongly for each game. We have good fast bowlers as always and they will be our strength. We need to play as a unit," he added. 

Khan is one of the most prolific batters Pakistan have ever produced. He is the only Pakistani batter to score 10,000+ runs in Test cricket. 

While talking about Pakistan vs India game, Khan suggested Babar Azam stay calm. "Match against India has always been a pressure game. Babar needs to make plan A and B to win against India," he said. 

Pakistan have never beaten India in ODI World Cup. In 2021, they won against India in T20 World Cup for the very first time. 

Pakistan's expected schedule in ICC World Cup

Pakistan will play their group-stage matches across five venues. Pakistan will meet Qualifying teams on October 6 and 12 in Hyderabad, India in Ahmedabad (October 15), Australia in Bengaluru (October 20), Afghanistan (October 23) and South Africa (October 27) in Chennai, Bangladesh in Kolkata (October 31), New Zealand in Bengaluru (November 5, day match) and England in Kolkata (November 12).