Pakistan chief selector believes they can win against rival India
Former Pakistani Batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq believes that Pakistan can stop their six-match losing streak against arch-rival India in this World Cup.
“I’m hopeful that we will end our losing streak against India during the World Cup,” said Inzamam in a Pakistan cricket website. This comes after the fact that Pakistan has not won a match against India since 1992.
“People take Indo-Pak match very seriously and some even go on to say that ‘we will be happy even if only we can win against India during World Cup’,” said chief selector Inzamam on what Pakistani citizens felt against their rivalry with India.
The selection for the Pakistan team had been difficult according to Inzamam as they made three changes from their provisional squad. Bowler Junaid Khan, all-rounder Faheem Ashraf, and batsman Abid Ali were removed from the team and were replaced by bowlers Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, and batsman Asif Ali.
“People think it is easy to jot down 14 - 15 players in order to form a squad, but it’s nothing like that because there is a lot of pressure. For example, it was very difficult for us to select fast-bowlers for the World Cup because there were a lot of good names around including the likes of (Mohammad) Amir, Junaid (Khan, and (Usman Khan) Shinwari,” explained Inzamam.
Pakistan will be facing off against their rival India on June 16 at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, England.