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Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq picked an Indian cricketer who poses the biggest threat to the Pakistan team at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. The 2024 edition of the biggest T20 cricket tournament is less than 24 hours away, and ahead of the global cricketing showpiece, experts and former cricketer including Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan and Misbah-ul-Haq came together to share their two cents on the tournament. 

In the ICC event, arch-enemies India and Pakistan will be up against each other on Sunday, June 9 (IST) at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. 

When Misbah was asked who could be the biggest threat for Pakistan in the tournament, he named an Indian star batter. Misbah, who captained the side that lost to India in the 2007 edition finale said, “Sabse badi rukawat to Virat Kohli honge (The biggest obstacle will be Virat Kohli).” 

Misbah-ul-Haq picks top contenders for T20 World Cup 2024

During the special show on Star Sports, the former Pakistan cricketer picked his top contenders for the tournament and backed his national team. He said, "The safest bet I think would be Australia. They know how to win. Whatever may be the condition. They come to Asia and win by playing with just one spinner. You can't write of Australia from any World Cup. The second team is very difficult. Humein Pakistan mein rehna hai, toh Pakistan ko back karna hoga. India ka team badi stoing hai, sara kuch hai.” 

During the show, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan said, "The good thing about the Indian team now is that they will get a chance to be in form before the Super 8, as we will play teams who are not at the top level apart from Pakistan. This will give us the opportunity to perform and start feeling good. Once on the big stage, if you start feeling good, it's a different ball game altogether. I hope this happens.”