WT20: Waqar reluctant to declare any team favorite
Kolkata: Waqar Younus was reluctant in declaring any team favorite for the WT20. During a press conference at Kolkata, Pakistan’s head coach was asked ‘Is this Afridi’s last tournament?’ and since his own future relates to the event’s performance, so would this be a ‘mission Impossible’ or a ‘mission Possible.’ for him. Waqar Younus replied ‘For us the title target achievement is possible’ however in short format matches no team is ever favorite. Just look at 2009 performance, nobody expected Pakistan to win the WT20 title but it did.
Similarly West Indies and Sri Lanka were successful in grabbing the trophy without being favorites. In the past also teams winning the mega events were not the favorites so its difficult to predict. All I can say is, in the coming 3 weeks which ever country plays good cricket will be the champion.