The statement was made by Mir as she was talking to media after her side’s nine-wicket win over Bangladesh in World T20.
“We are not afraid of any team. We have shown how much we have improved as a side. Cricket is played out on the field and not on paper. So we don’t believe they are favourites,” Mir said.
She added, “The way we have played as a team in this tournament, I would say we have an equal chance. A lot of people would have written us off, but it doesn’t matter who we are playing. That is the positive attitude we will take into the next game.”
The Pakistan Women’s team captain said that her side’s bowling has been outstanding throughout the tournament, credit to Anam Amin and Asmavia Iqbal.
“To restrict West Indies to a little over 100 and India to below that was a special effort. That has injected tremendous confidence. Also, our openers didn’t start well in the first game, but there has been remarkable improvement in the next two games. The momentum is with us going into the game against England. We could have had a better result in one game (they lost to West Indies by four runs), but can’t ask for more from the girls,” she said.
Anam Ameen, Player of the match against Bangladesh, said that Mir had supported her and showed faith in her.
Pakistan may well qualify for the semi-finals of the Women’s World T20 on net run-rate provided if the side defeat England on Sunday and India beat West Indies.