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Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], October 1 (ANI): Pakistan vice-captain Shadab Khan picked Indian skipper Rohit Sharma ahead of Virat Kohli as his favourite batter.

The Indian team consists of some of the best batters as well as bowlers in the world of cricket like Shubman Gill, Kl Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin.

During a press conference when Shadab was quizzed about his favourite batter and bowler in the set-up of their arch-rival, he said, "I like Rohit Sharma very much. He is very dangerous once he gets set, and it is very difficult to dismiss him. As far as the bowler is concerned, I like Kuldeep [Yadav] since I'm a leg-spinner. He is in good form and bowls well despite flat tracks in India." He also went on to talk about Pakistan's recent losses and setbacks, Shadab talked about the need to learn from mistakes and what they need to do as a unit to win the World Cup.

"From a cricketing point of view, the Asia Cup didn't go well, but that's the beauty of cricket: you learn from your mistakes, and there is always an opportunity to learn and play good cricket," Shadab said.

"This is my feeling: the team that bowls well will win the World Cup. Given the conditions, it will be difficult to contain the batters and pick wickets, given the nature of flat tracks and small boundaries. So I feel the team that bowls well will win the tournament, and we have world-class bowlers, and as a bowling unit, if we perform well we will become champions," he said.

Pakistan will start its World Cup campaign against the Netherlands on October 6.

Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim. (ANI)

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