Moin Khan, who was part of the World Cup winning Pakistan team in 1992, has backed the current squad under Sarfraz Ahmed to defeat India for the first time in the World Cup. He stated conditions in England are suitable for Pakistan and they showed that in the Champions Trophy finale where they beat India two years ago. Pakistan have never thumped Men in Blue at a World Cup in their past six meetings.

“This present team is very capable of recording a first win over India in a World Cup because there is talent, there is depth and variety and Sarfraz Ahmed has now gelled the squad well,” said Moin, who featured in two India vs Pakistan clashes at World Cup in 1992 and 199, in conversation with GTV News channel on Tuesday night. “I say this because our boys beat them (India) in the Champions Trophy two years back and I just feel that in English conditions in June we have better bowlers.”

Despite his prediction, he is backing India and England to do well in the showpiece event.

“This should be a very interesting World Cup and I am backing Pakistan to beat India. Our boys are in good spirits and it is good they will go into the competition after having played ODI matches against South Africa, Australia and England,” he said.

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