Kamran Akmal | Kamran Akmal makes a shocking claim about T20 World Cup 2021 and Pakistan team
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- T20 world cup is to be played this year
- It will run from October to September
- World Cup likely to be held in UAE
India is to host the T20 World Cup 2021. However, the sword hangs over the World Cup being held in India due to the Corona pandemic. In such a situation, the tournament can be organized in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in October-November. But before the start of the World Cup, Pakistani cricketer Kamran Akmal has made a shocking claim and has already given the verdict regarding the Pakistan team. Akmal says that Pakistan will get the biggest advantage in the T20 World Cup because the team has played in the UAE for many years.
Cricket had stopped in Pakistan for many years
However, Akmal also admitted that other countries would also benefit, as players from most countries play in both the PSL and the IPL. PSL 2021 recently concluded in UAE while the remaining matches of IPL 2021 will be played here in September-October. Let us inform that after the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in 2009, international cricket in Pakistan came to a halt. In such a situation, Pakistan played matches for many years in the UAE as a home venue. Cricket has returned to Pakistan only a few years back.
‘We played cricket in UAE for 9 to 10 years’
Akmal told YouTube channel ‘My Master Cricket Coach’, ‘Pakistan should be the biggest advantage in the T20 World Cup. We have played international cricket in UAE for 9 to 10 years. This aspect makes Pakistan the most experienced team according to the circumstances. He further said, ‘Not only players from India and Pakistan but players from other countries will also benefit in the T20 World Cup. Actually, many of these players play both PSL and IPL. Given the situation in the UAE, Afghanistan can also prove to be a dangerous team considering its current players. In such a situation, it is difficult to pick a favorite for the T20 World Cup.
Akmal also spoke on the playing XI
According to Akmal, apart from the benefit of knowing the conditions well, a lot will depend on the kind of team Pakistan field in the T20 World Cup. He told that the tour of England and West Indies will be very important in this regard. Akmal said, “The matches should be competitive regardless of the result. England and West Indies are both very strong teams. England beat Sri Lanka as if they were playing for a club. If Pakistan plays a tough series before the T20 World Cup, it will benefit them. After these two crucial tours, the team will get a better idea about their playing XI for the T20 World Cup.
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