T20 World Cup: Shoaib Akhtar issues England warning for Pakistan

England have qualified for the semi-finals of the event with four consecutive wins

T20 World Cup: Shoaib Akhtar issues England warning for Pakistan PHOTO COURTESY: YouTube screengrab

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has claimed that the Men in Green will win the ongoing T20 World Cup but the only team which can ruin their party is England.

Pakistan have raced to three wins in as many games starting with a resounding ten-wicket opening fixture victory over arch-rivals India followed by New Zealand and Afghanistan. They need another win to qualify for the semi-finals from Group 2 of the Super 12 stage.

Meanwhile, T20 World Cup favourites England effectively sealed a place in the semi-finals, with their fourth consecutive win, after Jos Buttler's incendiary century fashioned a 26-run victory against Sri Lanka in their Group I match on Monday.

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“Pakistan please, you only need two good days to win the World Cup which is semi-final and the final. I’m sure you will beat Namibia and Scotland and will qualify as table-toppers,” said Akhtar on his official YouTube channel.

“I hope Allah [Almighty] helps us win the World Cup. I believe that this World Cup has taken place for Pakistan but they should be wary of the fact that England might take it away from them,” he added.

Pakistan will face Namibia in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.