Younis wants to win T20 title for Woolmer
With just two wins away from the title Pakistan skipper Younis Khan is determined to claim the Twenty20 World Cup for their former coach Bob Woolmer.
“He was an inspiring person, a father figure for me and the team. We all still miss him and if we win the World Cup I will dedicate that final game to him,” Younis told reporters ahead of their Thursday`s semifinal against South Africa.
Younis followed Woolmer’s advice in their final Super Eight match against Ireland by shuffling the batting order. He had sent Kamran Akmal and Shahid Afridi up the order in their comfortable 39-run win against the minnows.
“I learned a lot of things from Bob and he was always flexible, especially in the batting order. I thought we needed a couple of in-form batsmen for big games like the semi-final and final,” he said.
Younis admitted that Pakistan are slow starters but felt his side was peaking at right time.
“Everybody knows we`re slow starters. We take some time and we need some time for ourselves and now we are just two wins away from winning the World Cup,” he said.
“I still believe we were 20 runs short (against Ireland). It would be good if we could put 180 or 200 on the board because in the semifinals there will be good teams against us and it`s not possible to win all the time scoring 150,” he added.