Pakistan cricket team skipper confident to win T20 cricket world cup

10:39, May 14, 2010      

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Pakistani cricket team captain Shahid Khan Afridi is confident on Thursday to win the Twenty20 cricket world cup in West Indies.

"If our fielding is clicked, I am assured that we shall be in position to defend the title," said Afridi, while talking to Pakistani local media.

The struggling Pakistani cricket team, loosing three out of five matches in the tournament, has qualified luckily for the semifinal due to its better run rate.

Pakistani cricket team won the world cup last year in England. Pakistan will compete with Australia in semifinal on May 14 in the row to defend her title.

"Australia have been playing very well, but we have plans for them, after beating South Africa (in the Super Eights), my team is confident," captain Afridi said.

"Yes, it's a chance for us from God, we've been a bit lucky in making it to Friday's semi-final, but we want to win and retain the trophy," Afridi added.

According to Afridi, besides both batting and bowling, the fielding would be a vital factor in the match.

Twenty20 is a limited overs form of cricket, introduced in 2003.

The inaugural World Twenty20 was played in South Africa in 2007 with India winning by five runs against Pakistan in the final.

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