Former Indian chief selector Kiran More has revealed that he wants Pakistan to win the T20 World Cup 2022, claiming how they have gone through as a cricketing nation over the last few years. And, he also believes the situation where teams do not travel to Pakistan for many years due to political reasons can be good for the nation as well.
However, Pakistan will play against England in the T20 World Cup 2022 final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 13. While Pakistan beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the first semi-final, England beat India in the second semi-final as well.
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Sharing his thoughts on the big game, Kiran More told Sportskeeda: “The way Pakistan are playing cricket, when you look at their country also, what they have gone through as a cricket board as well – no team used to travel there. They didn’t get to play matches. I hope Pakistan wins the World Cup. England went to Pakistan and beat them before coming to the World Cup. They are a threatening team.”
However, Pakistan had a poor start to the T20 World Cup 2022, losing to India and Zimbabwe in their first two games but they bounced back in their campaign by beating South Africa and did well in the rest as well. However, he backed Babar and his opening partner Mohammad Rizwan. Notably, Babar and Rizwan had a poor Super 12 round. But they scored half-centuries in Pakistan’s semi-final win over New Zealand.
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“Babar Azam is a very good player. On the big occasion, he always comes up with good performances. He is an excellent back foot player. Rziwan is also a good cricketer. Rizwan and Babar make a great combination. Babar has a cool mind and Rizwan has aggression. Their combination is wonderful,” Kiran More concluded.