Nottingham: Pakistan must go back to their Champions Trophy triumph for inspiration and then look for early wickets in their World Cup encounter against arch-rivals India, suggests former captain Waqar Younis. Bitter foes India and Pakistan lock horns in the tournament’s one of the most anticipated matches at the Old Trafford on Sunday.”It’s simple – if Pakistan want to stay in the tournament, they have to bring an ‘A plus’ performance and win that game,” Waqar said in his column for the ICC.”When Pakistan play India it’s always a huge game, but their meeting on Sunday is shaping up to be more crucial than ever.”While he did not read much into India’s all-win record against Pakistan in the World Cup, the pace great urged his country to look up to the title triumph in the 2017 Champions Trophy, where they beat India in the final. “Pakistan have got to take positives out of what they did to India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy a couple of years ago. They must think positively going into this game.”I hope they have got their best game in the locker for India, who showed against Australia that they are a very fine side,” Waqar, one of the best fast bowlers of his time, said. According to the former captain and coach, picking up early wickets could be key to Pakistan’s chances.”What I have seen in this World Cup so far is that if you don’t pick up early wickets, you’re in trouble. The new ball is so crucial and openers are being more careful in the first ten overs this year,” said Waqar.”They’re not really going full throttle, they are being a bit more watchful. Once you don’t lose any wickets early on, it becomes easier because the ball doesn’t swing and batting becomes easier.”Waqar believes Pakistan were done in by the new ball, in both batting bowling, against Australia on Wednesday.”It was with the new ball, in both batting and bowling, that I felt Pakistan missed a trick in their entertaining defeat to Australia at Taunton.”Early on, we were not really sharp enough and Sarfaraz Ahmed was not on his toes. Mohammad Amir didn’t get any support from the other end.”Returning his best ODI figures of 5/30, Amir staged a fine comeback to stop Australia’s charge at 307.”No-one really saw the comeback coming and for that, you have to take your hat off to Amir. Full marks to him for the way he bowled. Even with the new ball, I thought he bowled quite nicely. He could have picked up more than five wickets in the end. He was unfortunate with a couple of nicks early on,” said Waqar.”Pakistan pulled it back very nicely. They were sharp after 25 overs and started picking up wickets. They found the right lengths.”His praise for Amir, who was not initially included in Pakistan’s World Cup squad, did not end there.”Amir bowled superbly. He showed us all his cutters, variations and short pitched deliveries. I think we all know Amir is mentally very, very strong. He showed once again that class is permanent ? he is no doubt a match-winner.”Regarding team combination, Waqar felt there could be changes for Sunday’s game.”It may be that Mickey Arthur looks at changing the team for Sunday. I spoke to Mickey in Taunton and he is thinking in terms of horses for courses, and I agree with him to an extent.”The pitch there was good for pacers and he rightly went with four of them. The issue was not the nature of the plan, but the execution.”Waqar was in favour of dropping spin-bowling all-rounder Shoaib Malik. “Shadab is the key man in this side and I think they will look to bring him back against India. They might go for five bowlers, use four pacers and Shadab and drop someone like Shoaib Malik,” he said.”Going from a defeat to playing the old rivalry against India isn’t going to be easy. India probably watched the Australia game very closely and know what needs to be done. Pakistan need to lift themselves up and I hope they bring their best on Sunday.” For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
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Ireland XV to play Georgia (Sun, 2:30pm, Aviva Stadium); 15. Felix Jones, 14. Craig Gilroy, 13. Darren Cave, 12. Gordon D’Arcy, 11. Simon Zebo, 10. Ian Madigan, 9. Eoin Reddan, 1. Dave Kilcoyne, 2. Richardt Strauss, 3. Mike Ross, 4. Dave Foley, 5. Mike McCarthy, 6. Dominic Ryan, 7. Tommy O’Donnell, 8. Robbie Diack.Replacements: 16. Sean Cronin, 17. Jack McGrath, 18. Rodney Ah You, 19. Devin Toner, 20. Robin Copeland, 21. Kieran Marmion, 22. Ian Keatley, 23. Stuart Olding.. Eoin Reddan will captain a team which will also feature Foley’s fellow Tipp man Tommy O’ Donnell, as well as a back three of Felix Jones, Simon Zebo and Craig Gilroy, with a centre partnership of Gordon D’Arcy and Darren Cave.Reddan will line out at half-back alongside Ian Madigan, while Mike Ross in joined in the front row by Richardt Strauss and Dave Kilcoyne.Dave Foley will be joined in the second row by Mike McCarthy, with Tommy O’ Donnell having Dominic Ryan and Robbie Diack either side fo him, at 6 & 8 respectively.
Facebook Comments Related posts:An arugula-growing farmer feeds a culinary revolution in Cuba San José hosts international short film fest 10 can’t-miss events this Halloween in Costa Rica Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws Francisco Chaves, owner of Santé Raw Superfoods. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesOur final stop at the Feria Verde was at the Café Verde Pura Vida stand owned by Silvio Bonomelli, of Italy.“We are part of the innovation of a product that creates change, one cup of coffee at a time,” Bonomelli told The Tico Times.The Feria Verde takes place every Tuesday from 3-8 pm, and on Saturdays at the Polideportivo in Barrio Aranjuez, in eastern San José, from 7 am-1 pm. For more information visit Feria Verde’s webpage. The beautiful scenery of the Old Market in Ciudad Colón, west of San José, is home to new edition of the Feria Verde. Every Tuesday from 3 to 8 pm, the organic food community reunites in this lovely cultural space. The Tico Times visited the Feria Verde and encountered a wide variety of people who love the organic lifestyle.The Feria Verde is organized by the Asociación de Amantes de lo Orgánico (AAMOR) and first kicked off at the Polideportivo in Barrio Aranjuez, just east of the San José city center, in 2010. The organizers of this fair are Francisco Grau, Susana González, Manuel Oviedo and Faviana Scorza. This Ciudad Colón edition was inaugurated on July 29 of this year.“An interdisciplinary group of people who wanted a space in San José that enabled both the sale of products and foods for a healthy lifestyle and cultural environment, got together,” Manuel Oviedo explained to The Tico Times, referring to the initial impulse behind the Feria Verde. The new Feria Verde in Ciudad Colón. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesAAMOR seeks to establish various points of sale for organic products across the country.“On the West side of San José we searched for a place in which there was consumer. Happily, we came across this place,” said Oviedo.As we strolled down the aisles of the market, we came across the booth of Finca Orgánica Tierra de Sueños. This farm from Zarcero, northwest of the capital, is owned by Brayner Paniagua and sells all sorts of organic vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, and carrots.The enthusiastic Daniela Quesada, saleswoman for Ninfa Products produced by Virginia Delbino, happily discussed her dehydrated fruit snack mix.“The mix is made of banana and cocoa. The secret behind this snack is to eat it all together in order for the flavors to do their magic!” Quesada said joyfully. (A taste test proved that she was right.)The Keep it Green Farms stand was right in front and caught our attention quickly. Javier Pelegero Dada offered us his delicious palmito and pejibayes.“Our products are cooked, then preserved in salt and water. We have various products with different shapes, sizes, and flavors: palmito with chili, palmito without chili, and our pejibayes,” Pelegero explained. Carlos Peleguero from Keep it Green sells pejibayes and hearts of palm at the Feria Verde in Ciudad Colón. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesSusana Vargas, owner of La Carambola’s, shared with us her delightful vegan aioli, served alongside the Keep it Green Farms pejibayes. La Carambola offers an exotic vegan sauce line.“The ingredients all come from the [Feria Verde]. I purchase the ingredients from the farmers here and then I process all the products,” Vargas explained.Pan Jaguar was our next stop. Esteban Chavarría, alias Jaguar, is the owner and producer of this delicious bread. His line includes a varied range of flavored breads including rosemary basil, sunflower seeds with ground flaxseed, nuts with ground flaxseed, raisins, and onion and sweet pepper with basil. Jaguar recited his business slogan, “Pan Jaguar, en su hogar no debe faltar. Si a sus vecinos quiere impresionar, pan jaguar debe llevar” (“Your home can’t be without Jaguar Bread. If you want to impress your neighbors, take some with you.”) Esteban Chavarría, alias “Jaguar,” makes Pan Jaguar. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesNext to Pan Jaguar was Francisco Chaves, Santé Raw Superfoods owner. His star products are three delicious snack bars: a protein bar with cashews, maca, cocoa, and dates; a potassium bar with cocoa, chia seeds, walnut, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, dates and coconut oil; and a mineral bar with spirulina, oats, walnuts, dates, and coconut oil.“These are raw food products made with the dehydration technique and organic ingredients,” Chaves explained.Our next stop was Biobella, a natural cosmetic line owned by Bob Hara and Monika Bingen.“These are naturally therapeutic cosmetics. We have sunblock, a great variety of scrubs, lip balm, facial products, deodorant, and foot cream. In the natural makeup line we have 16 different eyeshadow shades and 5 different eyeliner shades,” Bingen explained. All of Biobella’s products are handcrafted.