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Pak to bank on spinners for defending World T20 title: Waqar

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Lahore, Apr.7 (ANI): Defending champions Pakistan would be banking upon its spinners to retain the ICC T20 World Championship, coach Waqar Younis has said.

Waqar said he believed that the team had spinners who could pocket the coveted title for a second consecutive time.

"We have variety of all types of bowlers but I think we have an edge in the spin department and we will be depending upon our spinners to play a key role in team's success to defend the title," Waqar told reporters on the sidelines of the ongoing training camp at the National Cricket Academy here.

He pointed out that slow bowlers like Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Hafeez could inflict heavy damage on the best batting line up in the world.

Waqar said he was pleased with the response of players during the ongoing training camp, adding that if they maintained the same momentum, Pakistan would surely lift the T20 title.

He said it was probably due to the recent fine and punishment imposed on players by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that the cricketers were responding well in the camp.

"I have been associated with the team in the past and I have never seen that high level of interest shown by players in training and fitness and I believe it is a very good sign because total commitment and promise is needed to achieve our set goals in the Cup," The Daily Times quoted Waqar, as saying. (ANI)

Story first published: Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 11:36 [IST]
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