Pakistan Can Beat India in World Cup, Says Umar Akmal

Updated: 14 January 2015 22:25 IST

Pakistan lost all five encounters vs India in previous World Cups (1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2011). The two teams open their World Cup 2015 campaign against each other on February 15.

Pakistan Can Beat India in World Cup, Says Umar Akmal
File photo of MS Dhoni and Misbah ul Haq. © BCCI

Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal on Wednesday, said all the players have high hopes about the performance in their World Cup opener against India Feb 15 in Adelaide. (World Cup 2015: Who's ready and who's not)

"We will try to perform our best against India. If we continue with the same form we are sure to emerge victorious," Umar was quoted as saying by dawn.com. (World Cup 2015 Full squads)

About a popular belief that Pakistani players lose their ground in major events against powerful teams such as India, he said he was equally surprised why the team ends up failing against its neighbours.

He hopes the upcoming World Cup will see an end to this custom, adding that the confidence being provided by team management and coaches has been a morale booster.

The 24-year-old is also looking at the World Cup to redeem himself as the prodigious batting talent that he has looked like even though the instances have been few and far between.

Topics : World Cup 2015 India Pakistan Umar Akmal Cricket
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