We will change World Cup history against India: Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi is confident that the current Pakistan team can invert the course of history
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that the history of India-Pakistan clashes in World Cups will be changed in 2015.
Pakistan and India, the two subcontinental rivals, have met each other five times in the history of cricket’s showpiece event. Pakistan have turned out on the losing side in all 5 encounters – 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2011. But this time around, Afridi is confident that the Pakistan team is ready to turn some tables around.
Afridi said "I think it’s enough now that India have been unbeaten against us in World Cup matches and history of Pak-India matches should be changed in 2015.
“We will change the history in first match against India.”
Favourites for World Cup title
He named just four contenders to win the title and it is no surprise that he did not include India in his list.
"In my view Australia will be a very strong side in their backyard while New Zealand will be a big threat as well because if they can beat Pakistan like they did in the UAE, then they can trouble anyone in home conditions. Apart from them, Pakistan and South Africa will also be favourites to win the World Cup,”
Pakistan won the World Cup the last time it was held in Australia. Afridi is confident of his team repeating the feat once again in the same country.