ISLAMABAD - Former great Javed Miandad scents victory for Pakistan in the final of the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka saying the way the national team has been performing, there is no doubt that the team will bring title home.
Miandad who is famously known for his historic last ball big six against India in 1986, when 4 runs were required to win, talking to APP warned the team to learn from their previous mistakes and avoid repeating them in the final. Wishing the team good luck for the title, Miandad said it would mostly however depend on the day performance as it is going to be a high-voltage match. Miandad, for whom Pakistan's first Test captain Abdul Hafeez Kardar during 70s had predicted as "the find of the decade", said the game plan is discussed by the team management prior to the match but captain Misbah ul Haq should also be vigilant on the field to change and execute fresh plans as required.
Miandad, who recently resigned from the post of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director General, said Pakistan should keep wickets in hand in the first ten to fifteen overs.
"Batting full 50 overs will matter a lot in the final of the mega event," he said. Miandad, who is amongst the Pakistani players to have his name listed in the Hall of Fame, said the team should go on the field with a fresh approach forgetting past matches and play their natural game.