Originally Posted by mohammad16
Just why arent Pakistan favs this time around??
I dont get it, they have reached finals twice, won once and posses the best t20 record going around. The balance in that side is incredible.
Obviously they are severely lacking in the test department and also the odi to a certain extent.
But consider this, pretty much the exact same world cup winning team from last year will be going into the tournament with the addition of Umar Akmal and Mohammad Asif this time around. They actually looked unbeatable against tremendously in form teams in the later stages of the tournament.
You never felt South Africa or Sri Lanka had a chance with the way Pakistan was playing in the later stages.
Now why would Pakistan be the favorites! ? Its not like they are playing domestic T20s for the past month and a half....and eager to go at it in the WC after the IPL snub.
Pakistan in batting order.
P.S. I would take Sami over Gul considering his current T20 form.