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2016-03-16 05:45:48

World T20: Can Pakistan team show a strong fighting spirit?

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Sri Lanka and Pakistan must overcome batting inconsistency if they are to leave India with a second World Twenty20 title, with both sides coming into the tournament on the back of uninspiring performances at the Asia Cup. Defending World Twenty20 champions Sri Lanka, who were also runners-up in 2009 and 2012, bid adieu to batting stalwarts Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara from the format after their 2014 triumph and have yet to fill the void. They come into the tournament following series defeats in New Zealand and India and a poor showing at the Asia Cup, where they lost to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh while only beating United Arab Emirates. The fitness of Lasith Malinga will have a major bearing on Sri Lanka’s chances. While taking security concerns lightly, he stressed that sports and politics should be kept apart. The biggest extravaganza, the World Cup 2016, is presently in progress in India with much fanfare as minnows are competing to qualify for the tournament. All eyes are set on the final showdown between archrivals India and Pakistan. The Pakistani squad comprises a mix of senior and young talented players, who have so far failed to prove their critics wrong due to their poor performance in the Asia Cup. The tag of unpredictability looms large despite the presence of a number of match winning players in the team. A good bowling attack is the hallmark of Pakistan while the issues of inconsistency in batting and poor fielding still haunt the team. However, the players should focus on their plus points and concentrate on teamwork for winning the coveted World Cup. If they want to win the tournament, they will have to show a fighting spirit and well planned strategy for each game. At this juncture, the controversy-mongers and critics must stop issuing dissenting notes; rather they should encourage the team. Team Pakistan should also display a strong fighting spirit till the last ball. They are required to play as a single unit to win every match. Pakistan has already been facing isolation in cricket as no big team picked up courage to visit it after the deadly terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. Under these circumstances, it is the hope of cricket lovers in Pakistan that their team brings home laurels from this tournament. Winning the World Cup is the dream of every Pakistani and we must hope that this dream comes true.

 

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