Lahore: With only a day left for the commencement of the ICC World T20 Championship, former Pakistan captain Rameez Raja has said that while all major teams stand a chance to pocket the coveted title, it is the hosts West Indies who would have an edge.
Rameez said it was difficult to pick a team as the favourite for the T20 title.
“All teams share equal chances in the event and predictions are hard to make in the shortest format. May be the West Indies might have a slight edge being the hosts," The Daily Times quoted Rameez, as saying.
Speaking on Pakistan"s chances of defending the title, he said the defending champions have some quality spinners who could do well in Caribbean conditions.
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“Several quality spinners could boost Pakistan"s title campaign in the Twenty20 World Cup," Rameez said.
He, however, pointed out that Pakistan would greatly miss the services of fast bowler Umar Gul, who failed to recover on time from a shoulder injury sustained during the training camp.
Rameez said Pakistan"s hopes would largely depend on experienced players like skipper Shahid Afridi and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq.
“Afridi and Razzaq hold the key for Pakistan," he said.