Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan
Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan (Credits: Getty)

Many fans and analysts have been left wondering if the Pakistan cricket team can offer a serious threat for the trophy in Australia before the T20 World Cup kicks off in October of this year.

During the T20 World Cup last year, the Babar Azam-led team was in strong form, but they fell to eventual champions Australia in the semifinals. Then, in the Asia Cup final versus Sri Lanka, they suffered an unexpected loss. 

Pakistan National Cricket Team
Pakistan National Cricket Team. Pic Credits; Twitter

PCB Have To Utilise These Very Players: Younis Khan

Younis Khan, a national hero of Pakistan, issued a stern warning to PCB president Ramiz Raja, Babar Azam, and company while speaking at a tape-ball competition in Karachi. He pleaded with them not to make any alterations before to the T20 World Cup.  

Ramiz Raja
PCB president Ramiz Raja. Credits: PCB

“There is always this hue and cry that the team needs changing. We tried this last time. Now, I think they should not embarrass themselves, all of a sudden changing the team.

“Our coaches, captain and PCB have to utilise these very players. These are the only players you have, there won’t be any coming in from anywhere else, and this is the best bunch,” Younis Khan said. 

I Don’t Think There Is Anything Stopping Pakistan: Younis Khan

The former cricketer also suggested that players adjust their strategy to the game’s circumstances.

“Cricket is a game of sacrifices (…) when you play for the national team, there is no such thing that I will only play in this style. You have to change your style for your country, for the millions of people watching you, and when this is your thinking, I don’t think there is anything stopping Pakistan”, he said. 

Pakistan Cricket Team
Pakistan Cricket Team. Image Credits: Twitter

The seven-game T20I series between Pakistan and England is presently locked 2-2 after Pakistan won by three runs on Sunday in Karachi. Mohammad Rizwan’s innings of 88 runs off 67 balls and Babar’s innings of 36 runs off 28 deliveries both helped the hosts reach 166 for four in 20 overs.

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England was dismissed for 163 in 19.2 overs while trying to reach a target of 167 runs. Both Mohammad Nawaz and Haris Rauf had successful bowling performances, with three wickets each. 

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