Shahid Afridi Says Pakistan Is Pumped Up For India Clash World Twenty20 .Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi is prepared for a tough World T20 campaign in India after the ICC announced the draws of the biennial event in March-April. (India To Clash With Pakistan in Dharamsala on March 19)
“We have little time left to prepare for the World T20 and we need to finalise our combination when we tour New Zealand next month,” he said.
“I say it is a tough draw for us because in T20 cricket they are no second chances. We have been making too many mistakes in recent matches and we need to leave that behind us now,” he said.
The flamboyant all-rounder who has said he plans to retire after the World T20 in India said the match against the hosts would be a big one.
Their second match will be against India, a team they have never beaten in either a traditional one-day World Cup or the newer World Twenty20.
Afridi told AFP: “We have a tough draw but I am hopeful that this challenge will pump-up my team to win the title and on the way beat India.”
“We have enough matches before the World Twenty20 so we have to find a settled combination and I hope we do well in these matches and carry that form into the World Twenty20.”