Former Pakistan’s World Cup Captain Imran Khan has said that Pakistan team has the ability to beat Australia in the quarter-finals and if do so, “nobody would be able to stop them from winning the World Cup”. 

Imran said: 

“Adelaide is a slow pitch and Pakistan’s best chance of beating Australia is in Adelaide.” 

Imran, who was Pakistan’s mainstay during his playing days said that the Australians have a weakness against spin and advised current captain Misbah-ul-Haq to drop a pacer and play leggie Yasir Shah.

“Previously, Yasir was playing against India who are excellent players of spin. Yasir should be playing against Ireland,” he said. 

Imran also criticised Pakistan’s strategy of using lanky pacer Mohammad Irfan for containing runs and not for taking wickets.

Describing the 7-feet-1 Irfan as the “most dangerous” bowler in the tournament, the 1992 World Cup winner said: “Play Irfan to take wickets and not to save runs.”

Imran also hailed efforts of wicketkeeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed and appreciated his batting style. “Sarfraz should have played in earlier matches as well. He is a specialist wicketkeeper and a brave batsman too,” he added. 

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