- Akhtar says New Zealand will face psychological pressure against Pakistan
- New Zealand beat England by 5 wickets to reach World Cup final
- Defeating England was a bad decision by Captain Morgan
Meanwhile, former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that he is looking forward to the final against New Zealand. Akhtar said it would be an opportunity for New Zealand to settle for a last – minute cancellation of the cricket series in Pakistan. Pakistani fans had staged a massive protest against New Zealand.
Akhtar said New Zealand would be under psychological pressure to face them. There is a strong semi-final match to be played against Australia. The former cricketer hopes that Pakistan will win and have a chance to face New Zealand. Earlier, Pakistan had beaten New Zealand in a Super 12 match.
Akhtar said England’s batting order had beaten them in the semi – finals. Livingstone and Morgan should have gone down to bat earlier. If so, the score could have reached 175. Akhtar said Morgan should have given the next over to Rashid as soon as Livingstone took a wicket in the 16th over. The turning point came in the 17th over when Jordan conceded 23 runs. New Zealand beat England by five wickets.
Thus India returned victorious