Future of Pakistan in T20 cricket is bright: Intikhab

Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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Lahore, July 18: Pakistan cricket team manager Intikhab Alam is optimistic about the national team''s future in the Twenty20 cricket as he feels there is a flood of talent in the country.

Intikhab, who is supervising the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) fast track camp in Lahore, said there were chances that the youngsters could be shortlisted to prepare a specialist T20 squad for next year''s World Cup in Sri Lanka in September.

Pakistan, the losing finalists of the inaugural T20 World Championship in 2007 and the winners in 2009 in England, recently held its first super eights T20 competition in Faisalabad, which saw a number of youngsters making an impact in the absence of leading stars like Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul and others.

The former Test captain said that the national selectors were pretty impressed with the young talent in T20 cricket.

"The selectors have already started working on a plan to finalise a pool of players who would eventually form a T20 squad. The future is looking bright," Intikhab said.

"The feeling is that T20 cricket is a young man''s game and requires a different approach and the youngsters we have seen in the national championship and the camp are pretty good," he added.


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