Although Men in Blue have the edge, Babar Azam led team can defeat them in T20 WC – Azhar

Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood admitted Men in Blue have a better T20 team than Pakistan. However, he is still backing Pakistan to beat India for the first time in the history of the T20 World Cup.

“The match is expected to be tough because our players perform well in T20 format but the way India are playing themselves and the kind of team they have, definitely India will have the edge, but on the day, if our players click, I am sure we can beat them,” Mahmood told Cricket Pakistan.

Due to political tension between India and Pakistan, the two nations only meet in ICC events and Asia Cup. While Pakistan last defeated India in the finale of the Champions Trophy in 2017, the Men in Blue came on top against the Men in Green in a group game of the World Cup in 2019.

“We played India twice at the Champions Trophy 2017. We lost the round game but beat them in the final. After that, we played them at the 2019 World Cup. Throughout World Cups, we haven’t had a good record against them. Even when we played, Pakistan did not have a great record against India at World Cups,” the former quick added.