Veteran allrounder Shoaib Malik reckons that should the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup be held this year, Pakistan stand a good chance at winning the showpiece event for the second time in their history.
Malik explains that to win a tournament of this scale, a team requires a solid bowling attack and a decent batting line-up – both the boxes his team ticks.
“I believe our chances are very good,” Shoaib told PakPassion. “In order to win these kinds of events, you have to have a very strong bowling attack and I think we have that box ticked. In addition, we also have a good batting line-up to complement that strong bowling attack.”
Additionally, Malik, who has scored 2321 runs and 28 wickets from 113 T20Is, reasons that the fielding and fitness standards have also improved and on the big grounds of Australia, those things are must.
Uncertainty over the fate of this year’s T20 World Cup remains with the ICC deferring its decision as it follows the wait and watch policy, hoping for the coronavirus situation to improve.