Pakistan favourite for World T20, says Gilchrist

NEW DELHI: Former Australia cricket star Adam Gilchrist says that Pakistan are one of the major contenders to win the ICC World Twenty20 championship.

“Pakistan, definitely is a big threat. Yes, I am aware of the turmoil going on in Pakistan cricket, but the defending champions are a good outfit in this format of cricket. They are one of the contenders,” said the former wicketkeeper-batsman.

The former captain of Australia, however, was surprised at the exclusion of Ryan Harris from the Australian T20 world cup touring party.

“I feel, he had played really well in all the three formats of the game for Australia. It is tough to comment on any particular individualís selection since I am so far away from the team now. But it felt a bit surprising for me.”

But he was hopeful of Australia’s chances of winning the T20 world cup for the first time. “They are good, they can win. They have the potential to do so.”

“Obviously they are contenders, too. A big contender, I must say. Their batting is deep down, bowlers are experienced. It’s a well-balanced side under MS Dhoni. Moreover, they were the champions in the inaugural edition, too. Definitely they have a good chance in the Caribbeans.

“Actually, the format is such that you cannot pinpoint any winners in a T20 tournament. One performance is enough here to turn the match. It’s totally unpredictable.”

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