NOTTINGHAM: Former Pakistan quick bowler Waqar Younis expects his staff to deliver again leg-spinner Shadab Khan for Sunday’s conflict towards arch-rivals India in Manchester to revive their World Cup marketing campaign.
Pakistan went with a four-pronged tempo assault towards Australia, counting on the part-time spin of senior all-rounders Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik.
The duo conceded 86 runs of their mixed 11 overs with just one wicket because the 1992 champions misplaced by 41 runs in an erratic show.
“Shadab is the important thing man on this facet and I feel they’ll look to deliver him again in towards India,” former Pakistan captain Younis wrote in a column for the Worldwide Cricket Council.
“They could go for 5 bowlers, use 4 pacers and Shadab and drop somebody like Shoaib Malik.”
Shadab dismissed Jason Roy and Joe Root within the thrilling victory over England however was unnoticed towards Australia who subjected Pakistan to their second loss in 4 matches.
India stay unbeaten after three video games, together with scientific wins over South Africa and Australia earlier than their match towards New Zealand was washed out on Thursday.
Pakistan have by no means crushed India in a World Cup match however prevailed over their neighbours within the 2017 Champions Trophy remaining on the Oval.
“When Pakistan play India it’s all the time an enormous recreation, however their assembly on Sunday is shaping as much as be extra essential than ever,” Younis, who additionally coached Pakistan, stated.
“It’s easy – if Pakistan need to keep within the match, they need to deliver an ‘A plus’ efficiency and win that recreation.”
Towards India’s formidable batting order headlined by skipper Virat Kohli, the world’s top-ranked ODI batsman, Pakistan ought to gun for early wickets, stated Younis.
“What I’ve seen on this World Cup thus far is that if you happen to don’t choose up early wickets, you’re in hassle,” stated the 47-year-old, a reverse swing grasp in his enjoying days.
“The brand new ball is so essential and openers are being extra cautious within the first 10 overs this yr.”
“It was with the brand new ball, in each batting and bowling, that I felt Pakistan missed a trick of their entertaining defeat to Australia at Taunton,” he added.