T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan Can be Kings Again Despite India's IPL Riches, Says Mudassar Nazar

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Nazar, who had been part of that strong Pakistan set-up, said the national team will someday turn a corner and notch up their first win against India in a World Cup.
Dubai: Former Pakistan all-rounder Mudassar Nazar insists his country will once again be the kings of Asian cricket despite India's rise as world beaters on the back of the riches of the IPL. Pakistan were kings of the sub-continent from the mid-1980s to 1990s with their on-field brilliance under Imran Khan, who led them to the 1992 World Cup, before India turned the tables.

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"I don't think Pakistan has changed. It is India who have changed," Nazar told AFP ahead of the eagerly-awaited India-Pakistan clash at the Twenty20 World Cup in Dubai on Sunday. "With the advent of the IPL they have used the money really, really well. If you look at the domestic competition in India, look at all the associations, how well they are organising their cricket. He added: "Everybody has got their own stadium, their own academies, school cricket, state cricket. Cricket is thriving in India.

"But the people who have been consistently doing well have been England and Australia…India is in the forefront and among the three best sides in the world." Starting in 2008, a year after the inaugural T20 World Cup, the IPL ushered…
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