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"Pakistan will be unstoppable if they find early momentum" - Javed Miandad

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Del, May 18, 2019.

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  1. Del

    Del Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Dec 21, 2016
    Pakistan might have been made to bite the dust in the two ODIs by England despite scoring over 350 runs but former captain Javed Miandad still believes that the Men in Green will be a force in the upcoming World Cup. A member of Pakistan’s World Cup-winning squad of 1992, Miandad said it would be difficult for the opponents to stop Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men if they could find some early form in the event. Pakistan will be playing their first match of the tournament against the Windies at Trent Bridge on May 31.

    The 61-year-old former cricketer who had played in six World Cups between 1975 and 1996, told Sky Sports: “Let’s be clear about the fact that Pakistan, despite recent setbacks, is a good side with some excellent players.”

    Pakistan arrived in England for some crucial practice ahead of the World Cup but although they won the side games, they have failed to beat England so far despite showing a good batting performance. Pakistan’s bowlers have been found wanting as a result of which the selectors and team management have included the experienced Mohammad Amir into the WC squad although he was ignored previously.

    No one gave Pakistan a chance in 1992, says Miandad
    “One thing about Pakistan that everyone should be wary is that when they get going, it’s difficult to stop this team from winning. No one gave us a chance to win the 1992 World Cup but we were victorious then, and the same happened at the Champions Trophy in 2017 as well. Once they get some momentum, Pakistan is a very difficult team to stop for any opponent.”

    Imran Khan’s side was not given much chance in the 1992 edition but they eventually made it to the semi-final, also aided by luck and then there was no looking back for them.

    Miandad also spoke in favour of Sarfaraz as a captain saying if there was a better leader or wicket-keeper than him then that player would have been selected by now. He felt Sarfaraz Ahmed, despite all the criticism he faced, would do well as the captain for Pakistan in the World Cup as he had proved during the Champions Trophy in 2017.

  2. Del

    Del Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Dec 21, 2016
    Oh chacha, khuda ka liya, come out of 92 hangover.
  3. Passionate Pakistani

    Passionate Pakistani Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Jun 10, 2011

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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Apr 26, 2011
    He had lost his mind or he is still stuck in the year 1992.
  5. Energy

    Energy Cornered Tiger

    Apr 22, 2012
    He's drowned himself in the sea of 1992.
  6. Sultan Yusuf

    Sultan Yusuf Talented

    Sep 1, 2010
    I think he has a point.

    Thing with our team, they have neither the discipline, concentration, dedication or brains to be a No1 team.

    But having a run of 4-6 good to amazing performances over a short period of time is possible. In tournaments, that is what you need to get far or as we saw in 2017, win it.

    So Javed does have a point.

    One correction about 1992 though - it is a myth that no one gave Pakistan a chance prior to the World Cup. They were one of the favourites and were always labelled as a formidable side. The Waqar loss was a huge blow, but they were still one of the favourites. They won the nehru cup 2 years prior which was like an ICC CT.

    People stopped giving them a chance after their abysmal start to the tournament but it was unanimous they still had some great players
  7. Bublu Bhuyan

    Bublu Bhuyan Banned

    Feb 15, 2010
    Dhaved Miandha who played as a tourist in the 96’ WC is giving lectures here how his team won the 92’ WC without mentioning how rain saved his team from being knocked out of the tournament.
  8. Bublu Bhuyan

    Bublu Bhuyan Banned

    Feb 15, 2010
    So that Mr. Joker Extraordinare could have provided the tournament with some more comic relief like he did in the 96’ and 03’ WC? LMAO ..... good that that loser chickened out.
  9. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto

    ShokoTolo_LoloMoto Talented

    Apr 16, 2010
    Pakistan’s momentum is like an episode of premature ejaculation. Quick and short.

    If it happens in the start of the tournament then we will probably be done and dusted at the end of first round.

    Miandad needs salajeet.
  10. mohsin88ali

    mohsin88ali Talented

    Nov 8, 2017
    What has he been SMOKING?

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