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.