Karachi: Former captain Wasim Akram has picked Pakistan as one of the favourites to win the Twenty20 World Cup beginning next month in Sri Lanka.
Akram said the Pakistan side possessed the talent to win the tournament to be played from September 18 to October 7. "Pakistan are favourites. Players like Imran Nazir and Abdur Razzaq have the ability to turn a match on its head and there is no reason why Pakistan can't do well. They also have a very good chance against Australia in the upcoming series in the UAE," Akram told the Pakistani media in Australia on the sidelines of the U-19 World Cup.
However, the former left-arm fast-bowler also advised the team's batsmen to adopt a more aggressive and positive approach after having witnessed them in their recent series in Sri Lanka.