Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad believes a fearless approach is crucial for his country’s prospects to take on the star-studded India between the two arch-rivals in their much-awaited T20 World Cup opening match on October 24. Will happen.
“The match against India will be crucial to gain momentum in the tournament. They are a strong side and they have many top players but if we can play without any fear and pressure and everyone does their job then we can beat them.
Miandad believes that the Pakistan team has the potential to do well in the event if it makes a collective effort.
Miandad said, “T20 format is one where people think one or two players can win you matches but I look at it in a way that everyone needs to contribute in some way or the other so that a team Be the winning team.” .
The former batsman retired from all cricket in 1997/98 before the T20 format was introduced internationally.
He said that Pakistan cannot rely on in-form Babar Azam to take him forward.
“In this format even a short innings of 20 or a crucial catch or a run-out or a good over can win you a match, so everyone has to do their job. This format is all about the collective effort of the team.”
Miandad also dismissed the talk of pressure saying that professionals should deal with it calmly.
“I don’t understand the point of rebuilding a team that has produced players at the top level at times. You are in the Pakistan team because you are the best and are going to do well for the country.”
The master batsman also realized that T20 cricket is not just about hitting sixes and fours.
“You shouldn’t try to go bang all the time, it’s about waiting for the right ball and the moment to execute your plans,” he explained.