Pakistan are looking forward to the ICC World Twenty20, with the fast-paced nature of the game being ideally suited to their young and dynamic side.
Shahid Afridi, who has already hit 229 sixes in ODIs, would be keen to showcase his abilities in the tournament. "It's like watching the highlights, you definitely have a more energetic feeling in Twenty20," Afridi said. "But you can play sensibly as well during the first six or seven overs because 20 overs is still a lot; you still need to keep wickets in hand for the end."
Younis Khan was also taken in by the Twenty20 game."It's fast and furious and good for the skills. It's under that sort of pressure that you find out about yourself," he said. "The boys are used to it and we should have the edge over the other Asian teams, but it is a funny type of cricket so you never know ... "
Meanwhile, Salman Butt, the Pakistan vice-captain, believed that the pool game against India in Durban on September 14 was guaranteed to ensure the team was at their most motivated. "We always have good games against India and we respect them as a good side. They bring out the best in us," Butt said.