Would be great if Pakistan take on India again in ICC T20 World Cup final – Saqlain Mushtaq

Pakistan coach Saqlain Mushtaq on Thursday said it would be great if Pakistan take on India in the finale of the ICC T20 World Cup. Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets in their campaign opener on October 24, Sunday.

Asked if he would like to meet the Men in Blue in the final of the event, Saqlain said, “And if India and Pakistan qualify for the final together then the ICC and the entire world cricket will have some fun. It will be good for cricket because they are our neighbouring country. If we both play then it will be good for our relationship as well.”

Saqlain considers India as one of the favourites for the coveted title. “Tagda team hai (they are a very strong team). England are playing very well also. They are favourites as well. And Australia always comes with a different resolve in big tournaments.

Pakistan is not taking Afghanistan lightly, who will compete against them in the next game.

“They have a wonderful bowling attack, especially the spinners. And when they go for batting, they just play, you know, the way they feel it, what’s in their heart, what they think. They just go and execute the plan. They just play sort of fearless cricket. And I think that kind of team can be dangerous,” he said.