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Pak should take advantage of politics in Indian team: Qadir
PTI
Karachi, September 29, 2012
First Published: 22:43 IST(29/9/2012)
Last Updated: 22:47 IST(29/9/2012)
India's captain MS Dhoni  bats during the ICC T20 World Cup cricket match between India and England at  R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka . Photo: Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times  

Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir has asked Pakistan to take advantage of "internal politics" in the Indian cricket team when they clash with the arch-rivals in a crucial Super Eight match of the World Twenty20 on Sunday.


Qadir felt all was not well with the Indian team as it looks skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not getting along with opener Virender Sehwag.

"I don't like to comment on internal matters of Indian cricket but it is a fact that I don't see a very good future for Dhoni after this ICC World Twenty20. There is definite politics and problems within the Indian team," Qadir.

The legendary spinner said it was now obvious that Dhoni was not getting along with Sehwag and some other players.

"There is no way that you cannot play Sehwag in the T20 form of cricket. He is a one man army on his day and very destructive not playing him tells me something is wrong in the Indian camp," Qadir told Geo Super channel.

He said that Pakistan team should take advantage of this situation.

"If there is any problem within the Indian camp it will be good for Pakistan who must take advantage and try to bat second," he said.

Pakistan and India play in the super eight stage tomorrow and a victory for Pakistan could propel them into the semi finals.


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t20 fixtures

Match Date Time Teams
1st 19/09/2012 10:00 GMT | 15:30 IST AUS vs IRE
2nd 19/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST AFG vs IND
3rd 20/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST SA vs ZIM
4th 21/09/2012 10:00 GMT | 15:30 IST NZ vs BAN
5th 21/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST AFG vs ENG

t20 standings

Team MP MW ML MT NR NRR Pts
Chennai Super Kings 4 2 2 0 0 -0.049 8
Sri Lanka 3 3 0 0 0 +0.998 6
Kolkata Knight Riders 4 1 2 0 1 +0.488 6
Perth Scorchers 4 1 2 0 1 -0.474 6
Auckland Aces 4 1 2 0 1 -0.963 6
Australia 3 2 1 0 0 +0.464 4
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