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The UAE will be home to us, says Pak’s Imad Wasim

Lahore, August 22 (IANS) All-rounder Imad Wasim believes Pakistan is one of the favorites to win the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this year. Imad said that Men in Green will enjoy an advantage over other teams as they are well aware of the conditions in the UAE, having played many of their home series there over the last decade.

“UAE’s conditions will fit as it is like a home ground for us, after playing there for a long period of time. Therefore, we are also considered one of the favorites for the tournament. We have talented players who can take us deep into the championship, so we will try to give our 100 percent on the field, “Wasim was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

He said Pakistan have had a couple of good series ahead of the T20 World Cup.

“We have two or three good series before that (T20 World Cup) and (will) focus on winning it, so we go into the World Cup with rhythm and confidence,” he added.

Pakistan is ranked in Group B along with India, New Zealand and Afghanistan. They will face arch-rivals India in their opening at the T20 World Cup, which will be played in Dubai on October 24th.

–IANS

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