Pakistan can defeat India in the T20 World Cup – Azhar Mahmood

Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has given his views on the T20 World Cup squad of Pakistan. According to him, Fakhar Zaman and Shoaib Malik should have been picked in the squad.

Fakhar Zaman, who is one of the best players in the shorter formats of the game, was excluded from the team. Even Shoaib Malik failed to find a place in the team.

“In my opinion, Fakhar Zaman should have been in the squad. In the middle-order, Shoaib Malik should have been selected as he has been performing really well in the recent past. He did well in the PSL and leagues around the world. You definitely need experience in this sort of situation,” said Mahmood to Cricket Pakistan.

However, Azhar Mahmood also welcomed the selection of Asif Ali and Khushdil Shah.

“The good thing is that they have recalled Asif [Ali] and Khushdil [Shah] as they are impact players in the middle-order.”

He was hopeful that the Pakistan team will beat India this time. “It will be a tough match as India is playing really well and they will have an edge over Pakistan. However, if the Pakistan team clicks, I’m sure we can beat India,” he said.