Wahab Riaz: “We defeated India in the Champions Trophy final, so they’ll be under pressure”
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Pakistan left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz believes that the national team can beat India at the World Cup, but admitted that they will have to remain calm and keep their nerves under control.
Pakistan will play India on June 16 in Manchester, and the men in green will be looking to snap their winless streak against their arch-rivals as India have triumphed in their six World Cup meetings to date.
However, Pakistan can take confidence from the fact that they demolished India by 180 runs in the Champions Trophy final in 2017.
“The game against India will be a pressure game, you have to control the nerves,” Wahab told Geo.tv. “We defeated India in the Champions Trophy final, so they’ll be under pressure. It will be a nail-biting contest. My advice to the boys: keep calm and play it like just another game.”
After the ongoing five-match ODI series against England, Pakistan will play two World Cup warm-up games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Bristol and Cardiff on May 24 and 26 respectively.
They will then begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.