Pakistan can break World Cup jinx against India: Moin Khan

Vastavam web: Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan believes the present national team has the firepower to break its World Cup jinx against India and register the country’s maiden win over the neighbours in the upcoming ICC 50-over mega-event in the UK. In six times in the World Cup so far, Pakistan have never defeated India. And India and Pakistan will meet again in the World Cup at Old Trafford on June 16.

“This present team is very capable of recording a first win over India in a World Cup because there is talent, there is depth and variety and Sarfaraz Ahmed has now gelled the squad well,” Moin said on GTV News channel on Tuesday night. Moin feels India and England would be the teams to beat in the World Cup.

“This should be a very interesting World Cup and I am backing Pakistan to beat India. Our boys are in good spirits and it is good they will go into the competition after having played ODI matches against South Africa, Australia and England,” he said. He also supported the move to have three weeks training camp in England before the World Cup, saying this would help the players in acclimatising comfortably to the English conditions. The former Pakistan manager and chief selector also supported the return of Sarfaraz as captain for the World Cup.