Shakib Al Hasan has no qualms in admitting that Pakistan aren’t title contenders within the T20 World Cup and a victory against India are going to be thought of an upset.
Both Pakistan and India are stand upon on four points from 3 games.
“We haven’t come here to win the World Cup, but India have. If we win tomorrow, it will be an upset victory. India are favourites tomorrow,” Shakib told reporters on the eve of the game.
The cold conditions in Adelaide might create trouble, however the key are going to be ability.
“It is a little difficult. Hobart was very cold and here it’s cold. It is difficult to adjust to this cold but most players have at some point played here. You can’t change the weather but we have to manage it,” he said.
While Shakib had no hesitation in stating Suryakumar Yadav India’s No. one batter in T20Is over the past year, however he believed Pakistan can got to think about every and each Indian batter.
“If you aren’t good, you won’t be playing World Cup for India. It is a phenomenal batting order,” he said.
Shakib didn’t talk much about his plans for the match.
“We will have our plans in place, but not necessarily, those solutions will work. All eleven players are capable and we have to do with resources that we have,” said the skipper, whose team till date has lost 10 T20Is to the neighbouring nation.