Pakistan will beat India in World Cup: Younis Khan

Pakistan hold an upper-hand in head-to-head matches against India in both Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODIs), but when it comes to cricket’s most coveted tournament the World Cup, the neighbouring country have never managed to beat their arch-rivals. However, Pakistan’s senior batsman Younis Khan feels that the jinx may be broken this time.

 

As reported by Cricketcountry, Younis said, “History is there to be changed and my feeling is this time we can change it and win against India in Adelaide.”

 

Younis, 37, said he is looking forward to carry his good form into the World Cup, which will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

 

“Recently when I played against Australia in the Tests, people were wondering if Younis was finished but I just hit form and started scoring centuries on a trot. This purple patch can also happen to me in the World Cup,” said the former Pakistan captain.

 

Pakistan play the defending champions India on February 15 at Adelaide Oval and the tickets of the match are already a sold out. The match is set to be the most watched in cricket history. Last time, when Australia and New Zealand hosted the tournament in 1992, Pakistan emerged as the champions.

 

Younis will be a key player for Pakistan in the middle-order and what will count most is his experience. So far, he has scored over 7,000 runs from 259 One-Day Internationals (ODI) for Pakistan.