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Shadab Khan warns India ahead of T20 World Cup clash

Shadab Khan warns India ahead of T20 World Cup clash
Abu Dhabi: Pakistan's Shadab Khan celebrates fall of Imrul Kayes's wicket during the sixth match of Asia Cup 2018 Super Four between Bangladesh and Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Sept 26, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Pakistan vice-captain Shadab Khan is quite confident of another good performance against India in the T20 World Cup as well. He shared that the recent results against India will give them the edge to do well once again against India. It is worth mentioning that Pakistan defeated the Indian team by five wickets in the Super four stage of the Asia Cup 2022.

Pakistan also beat their arch-rivals in a one-sided affair at the 2021 T20 World Cup. They have won against India twice in the last three games as well.

In an interview with Geo News, Shadab Khan said: “We have also done well against India recently, and I am confident of another good show.”

However, Shadab also praised Pakistan for winning the tri-series against Bangladesh and New Zealand. He feels the Super 12 opener against Team India will set the momentum for the rest of the tournament as well.

“We have done well recently and when you do well as a team, it boosts your confidence. I am hopeful that we will continue playing with the same momentum,” he again shared.

However, Pakistan will begin their T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rivals India in Melbourne on Sunday (October 23) as well. Shadab Khan also opined on about his batting and the rise of Mohammad Nawaz in the middle order. He feels that as an all-rounder, it’s important to contribute to all three departments as well.

The batter recently scored 34 off 22 balls against New Zealand to help Pakistan win by six wickets in the tri-series as well. Meanwhile, Nawaz played consecutive match-winning knocks against Bangladesh (unbeaten 45 off 20 deliveries) and New Zealand (unbeaten 38 off 22 balls) in the recently concluded tri-series as well.

Shadab Khan told Geo News: “I have batted at an earlier position previously and am aware that I can perform there. The same is the case with Nawaz. We both enjoy batting at any position. Being an all-rounder, I enjoy all three departments of the game. It is my job to be prepared at any position and bowl at any stage.”

Pakistan squad for the T20 World Cup: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shan Masood.

Standby Players: Usman Qadir, Mohammad Haris and Shahnawaz Dahani.

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