Pakistan did not cover themselves in magnificence in the ongoing 4-0 arrangement thrashing to England. Will they put those poor exhibitions to bed by turning up for the ICC Cricket World Cup?
Ways they can win it
Structure is against them – only three successes in their last 20 ODIs heading into the World Cup – yet that is commonly a poor marker with regards to Pakistan before a noteworthy competition. Sarfaraz Ahmed can draw upon the soul of 2017 when his side lifted the Champions Trophy on English soil in spite of being rank outcasts. They’ll require another enormous exertion from paceman Hasan Ali, Player of the Tournament two years prior, with the imperious Babar Azam endowed with holding together a flaky batting unit.
Detail: hundreds of years in plenitude
18: Pakistan’s batsmen have scored 18 ODI hundreds since the 2017 Champions Trophy.
Bad dream situation
Multiple times Pakistan have confronted India in World Cups, multiple times they’ve lost. A seventh thrashing to their main adversaries on June 16 at Old Trafford while in transit to a gathering stage exit would be a lot to tolerate, especially so given the BCCI’s endeavor to solid arm the ICC into barring Pakistan from the competition following February’s suicide bombarding in Indian-directed Kashmir.
Group educator: Mohammed Hafeez
This could well be a last hurrah for the 38-year-old all-rounder, who has been a quieting nearness in the Pakistan changing room since his presentation 16 years prior. The individuals who have played with ‘The Professor’ state there are not many more keen personalities in the game.
An uncapped, trump card pick for the 2017 Champions Trophy, Fakhar [right] hit half-hundreds of years in the must-win bunch coordinate against Sri Lanka and semi-last triumph over England before being named Player of the Match for his hundred versus India in the last which incorporated his full collection of unusual and superb strokes. Amazingly steady for a player so unconventional, he midpoints 51 in ODIs.
Your next most loved player: Shaheen Afridi
Left-arm, 6ft 6in and fast, Pakistan have uncovered another. Afridi was launch into the national set-up a year ago, matured 17, after only a bunch of expert matches and the beanpole teenager has officially taken 24 wickets in 14 ODIs at 25.54.
Feeble connection (by CricViz)
Power hitting. Since the 2017 Champions Trophy just two groups including in this World Cup (Bangladesh and Afghanistan) have a lower limit rate than Pakistan’s 8.33%*. The expansion of Fakhar Zaman to the highest point of the request has helped however their hitters stay rare.
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz.