I will not tag anyone as favourites in ICC World Twenty20, says Waqar Younis
Waqar says that they are hopeful of playing good game of cricket against Bangladesh.
New Delhi: Pakistan cricket team coach Waqar Younis on Tuesday said that no team can be labelled as favourites in the ICC World Twenty20 as the results in this format is very unpredictable.
"You play well in the three weeks and win the World Cup. I will not tag anyone as favourites. Anything is possible in these type of tournaments. If you see in the past WT20s, no favourites have won. Be it India in 2007 or Pakistan in 2009. Sri Lanka or West Indies. This version is like that," former Pakistan bowler said.
Pakistan will open their campaign in a crucial encounter against Bangladesh on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Tigers had shocked them at the 2016 Asia Cup and Waqar cited that the side has to be watchful and come out really strong.
"Bangladesh are playing really good cricket. We have to be really watchful and come out really strong to beat them. Each team deserves to improve. It's good for the world cricket and of course for Bangladesh. They're playing really good cricket for last one-two years. We have seen that in the World Cup. They're doing well, we have got to respect that,” said Waqar.
Waqar finally stated that they are hopeful of playing good game of cricket against Bangladesh on Wednesday.
"We have plenty of respect for them but this is a big stage, different conditions. We are hopeful and positive to play really good cricket tomorrow."