Pakistan inspired by Imran Khan's 1992 team ahead of T20 World Cup final against England

Matthew Hayden admitted Pakistan are turning to their World Cup success over England 30 years ago as an inspiration ahead of the teams' latest meeting on the global stage.

Pakistan, led by Imran Khan, claimed their first and so far only ODI World Cup crown by beating England in the final in 1992 at the MCG, where they will contest Sunday's fixture.

Ramiz Raja, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chair, was involved in the 1992 showpiece and offered warm words to the contemporary players ahead of Sunday's T20 World Cup final.

Hayden, Pakistan's team mentor, said: "We've had our chairman Ramiz Raja talk to the boys this morning and he was just reliving some of those stories around the '92 World Cup.

"These boys, inevitably their careers will be but a blink and they'll be looking back on this tournament regardless of result saying we were in a final and hopefully a winning final.

"The bases are covered. Both sides have very equal set-ups. It's even stevens. At the start of the tournament I always thought England were always going to be a huge threat and here we are on the edge of a final."

Heavy rain was forecast for Sunday's final in Melbourne, which has already had three games washed out, but Hayden was insistent Pakistan should not be looking too much at the changing weather patterns.

Hayden added: "We were meant to have rain and here we are having had a look at the wicket and it's excellent.

"It's in the lap of the Gods - who knows about the weather here in Melbourne? It's variable and we're going to have to put up with it."

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