India WT20 debacle doesn't surprise Miandad

Updated: 15 June 2009 08:52 IST

Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad says India's early exit from the World T20 is not surprising given the unpredictable nature of the shortest format.

India WT20 debacle doesn't surprise Miandad

Karachi:

Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad says defending champion India's early exit from the World Twenty20 is not surprising given the unpredictable nature of the shortest format of cricket.

"Twenty20 cricket is very unpredictable for all teams and it is difficult to follow the same plan in every match," the former great said on Monday.

India lost by three runs to England last night to be out of title contention.

Miandad, who is now director-general in the Pakistan Cricket Board, said he didn't believe the real worth of a player or a team stood out in Twenty20.

"I think teams are still getting used to the format and they are still learning about how to develop a formula for consistent success in T20 cricket," he said.

"It is a format which gives the weaker teams a chance to compete with stronger opposition on a near even kneel," he added.

Miandad said India's exit has left the field wide open. "Any team can win or lose in a matter of few overs. And since the format is short teams don't have much time to rectify their mistakes and I think that is what happened with India as well," he said.



Topics : Cricket Sachin Tendulkar Salman Butt Board of Control for Cricket in India Gautam Gambhir Javed Miandad Pakistan
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