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ICC World T20 2014: Pakistan favourites against India, says Mohsin Khan

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Mohsin Khan is upbeat about Pakistan’s chances against India in ICC World T20 2014 © AFP

Karachi: Mar 20, 2014

Former Pakistani coach Mohsin Khan has backed Pakistan as favourites against their opening match in group two of the ICC World Twenty20 tournament against arch-rivals India.

Pakistan has lost all of their previous eight encounters in a World cup event against India, including five 50-overs One-Day International (ODI) World Cup matches and three Twenty20 World Cup matches, since 1992.

According to The Express Tribune, Khan has said that he does not believe in the term ”jinx” and whatever happened in the past is gone.

The former chief selector further said that on paper, Pakistan is better than India as they have a balanced side which possesses ”quality batting and bowling”, adding that their only concern is fielding.

Khan said that if Pakistan receives good support in their fielding they have bright chances to win the opening match against India, although he added that if the fielding caves in under pressure, then it would be up to the batting and bowling departments to perform better.

ICC World T20 2014 schedule: Match time table with venue details

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

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South Africa won by 72 runs

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South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

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