Thursday, 14 November 2019

Pakistan can end India jinx at World Cup 2019: Moin Khan

Moin Khan – Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

LONDON: Former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper, Moin Khan, on Wednesday, backed Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan side to break the jinx against India at the forthcoming World Cup 2019 in England. He based his comment on Pakistan’s heroic win over India in Champions Trophy final two years back and that English conditions stand most suitable for the Pakistan team.

The Men in Green have never managed to defeat India at a World Cup match in their six meetings at the showpiece event since the 1992 edition. In fact, at ICC tournaments, India hold the edge 12-3 over Pakistan with their three defeats coming only in Champions Trophy matches. Up ahead lies the June 16 clash between the two long-time rivals at World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford and Moin reckons that Pakistan have it in them to script their maiden win over the Men in Blue in the tournament history.

“This present team is very capable of recording a first win over India in a World Cup because there is talent, there is depth and variety and Sarfaraz Ahmed has now gelled the squad well,” said Moin, who featured in two India vs Pakistan clashes at World Cup in 1992 and 199, in conversation with GTV News channel on Tuesday night. “I say this because our boys beat them (India) in the Champions Trophy two years back and I just feel that in English conditions in June we have better bowlers.”

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