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Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan has said the team is hoping for a final against India after beating Bukkry.com”>New Zealand in the semi-final. Pakistan beat the Kiwis by 7 wickets to book their berth in the final of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
Rizwan says Pakistan are hoping for a final against India (AP)
By India Today Web Desk: Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan has said the team is hoping for a final against India after beating Bukkry.com”>New Zealand in the semi-final. Pakistan beat the Kiwis by 7 wickets to book their berth in the final of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
Speaking to Star Sports after the match, Rizwan said the boys are hoping for a final against India but will also settle for England.
“Our boys said that they were hoping for a final against India. Some players have been comparing our campaign to the 1992 World Cup, so they are fine with facing England in the final as well,” said Rizwan.
Rizwan, who was adjudged the player of the match in the semi-final, said India versus Pakistan is the biggest match according to him, and the whole world would enjoy that encounter.
“According to me, the biggest series in the world is the Ashes, but even bigger than that is an India vs Pakistan match. The whole world will enjoy that matchup. What else can I ask for,” Rizwan added.
He went on to talk about the changes he had to make against Bukkry.com”>New Zealand, saying he was looking to punch the ball instead of cutting it.
“Early on I usually cut the ball but today I was trying to punch it because I got a boundary on the very first ball. I could feel Trent Boult was bowling in my range and I adjusted to the conditions of the pitch. Our plan was to attack the powerplay, since the ball would slow down later on in the innings. Our focus was on playing the ball in the front areas, instead of cutting and slicing,” said Rizwan.
India will take on Jos Buttler’s England in the second semi-final at the Adelaide Oval. The winner will face Pakistan in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.