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Pakistan Gears Up for T20 World Cup 2024 with Good Combination, Says Younis Khan

Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan, who led the country to a historic T20 World Cup victory in 2009, has expressed optimism about the national side’s current team combination and chances in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Speaking to the media at the Karachi Press Club, Younis praised Pakistan’s team combination for the T20 World Cup, suggesting that experimenting with different strategies in the upcoming matches would be beneficial for the team’s success. He recommended testing new players during the series against England to have a clearer idea before the World Cup.

When asked about the highly anticipated Pakistan vs India clash in the World Cup, Younis highlighted the unique pressure and unpredictability of the match between arch-rivals. “Pakistan vs India is always a fifty-fifty game,” he remarked. “Even though one team might look superior on paper, this match is not just about skills; it also tests your nerves. So, I believe the team that can hold their nerve better will have smooth sailing in the match.”

Younis also stressed the importance of regular bilateral series to reduce the pressure on players, emphasizing that players from both teams enjoy very cordial relationships with each other. “Pakistani cricketers have always spoken in favor of Pakistan vs India games. We need to play more frequently, not just in ICC events, because once we start playing each other more regularly, it will also take the pressure of this game’s intensity off the players’ shoulders.”

Regarding potential match-winners in Pakistan’s side, the former captain pointed towards the team’s depth and versatility, stating that the team has four to five match-winners in all departments of the game, be it batting, bowling, or all-rounders. “We have all the ingredients in our team; it is all about utilizing them properly,” Younis emphasized.

He also highlighted that T20 cricket is not about a set batting order or bowling order; changes must be made frequently according to the team’s requirements and match situation.

As Pakistan gears up for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, Younis Khan’s insights provide hope for fans. The team’s preparation, combination, and mental strength will play crucial roles in their quest for success.

Pakistan enters the T20 World Cup 2024 with confidence, aiming for a successful campaign. The Pakistan vs. India clash remains a highlight, and Younis Khan’s insights underscore the significance of this historic rivalry.

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