DUBAI- Former Pakistan Test skipper Javed Miandad discounts anything less than a 300-325 target for India in the much awaited World Cup clash on February 15. In his column for ICC-Cricket.com, Miandad claims that no cricketing contest can ever match the thrill and excitement of what a Pakistan versus India contest offers.

While claiming that it's tough to pick a winner, Miandad said that Pakistan's loss of Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal through injuries and suspension, respectively, was a huge setback. He also warned Pakistan of the depth in India's batting lineup with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane and Mahendra Singh Dhoni being their big batting pillars.

Miandad said Misbah-ul-Haq, Younus Khan, Shahid Afridi and Ahmed Shehzad need to adjust to the Australian pitches quickly. He also called on Pakistan to forget the horror stats of having never beaten India in a World Cup match.