LAHORE- Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis said today that the national team is not favorite for winning the upcoming World Cup , but it can lift the cup if it worked hard and played without pressure.

While speaking during a launching ceremony of former Pakistan captain Inzimam-ul-Haq’s Cricket academy, Younis said “though Pakistan is not the favorite team for winning the World Cup but players like Mohammad Irfan, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal and Younis Khan can be the match winners against any team of the world.”

Younis also hoped that Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi will be at their best in this cup, as it will be the last World Cup of their career. Younis and Haq also gave good tips to the players and told them to play without pressure.

Inzimam-ul-Haq said that he launched the academy for betterment of Cricket in Pakistan and to find the talented players for the team.