ICC World Twenty20: Why Pakistan media thinks its team can do a Cup 'double'

Pakistan won the second edition of the ICC World Twenty20 in 2009. Having made the Asia Cup final in Bangladesh on March 8, Pakistani media feels the team has a great chance to make it a tournament 'double' this time.

updated: March 18, 2014 12:20 IST
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Champions in 2009, Pakistan media feels its team can do a ICC World Twenty20 double in Bangladesh this year. Pakistan lost the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka in Mirpur (Bangladesh) on March 8 but the team has proved how dangerous it can be in the short formats of the game. And, the media back home is predicting a rousing performance from Mohammed Hafeez's bravehearts. (Also read: Pakistan defeat New Zealand in World Twenty20 practice match)

Pakistan team played hard-hitting cricket to reach the finals of the Asia Cup. The side may have emerged second-best but stellar performances have rekindled hopes amongst passionate fans who are backing a bunch of players who won't throw in the towel under pressure. A thrilling last-over win against arch-rivals India in the Asia Cup further bolstered spirits. With another mouth-watering India-Pakistan contest coming up on March 21, this time in the spicy 20-20 format, Pakistan's leading daily, the Dawn, already feels Mohammed Hafeez's team will be victorious.

The report mentions five reasons why Pakistan can bring back the title. A win would mean a lot to cricket-starved fans.

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