Indian team to pose ‘biggest threat’ in upcoming World Cup: Pak players

Monday, January 31, 2011

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal and fast bowler Sohail Tanvir feel that India will be the biggest threat for all the teams in the World Cup, starting on February 19.

“I think India, Australia and South Africa can pose big threat as they have very strong squads for the tournament,” the Daily Times quoted Ajmal, as saying.

“Matches against India are always played with extra hype and spirit and if such a match up takes place in the World Cup at any stage it would be great for the sport,” he added.

The 33-year-old also feels that he is in the form of his life, and would make an impact on the subcontinent pitches.

“I want to come out of the World Cup with appreciable performances and with people saying Saeed bowled well for the team,” the off-spinner said.

Tanvir said that though India pose a big threat, he is confident that Pakistan will perform well in the two-month tournament.

“Both India and Sri Lanka have strong one-day combinations and both can pose a challenge to any team in the tournament and in the knockout stage,” Tanvir said.

“I am confident our team can perform well in the tournament and I see India or Sri Lanka as our main threats in the latter stages of the event,” he added. (ANI)

Filed under: Sports

will not be displayed