High 5 / High 10
29 Jan 2019, 12:01 IST
The Pakistani cricket staff is one aspect which by no means enters any World Cup because the favorites to raise it however they cannot be dominated out both. Probably the most mercurial outfit in cricket, Pakistan could be a world beater sooner or later and an unusual pushover on the following. The present Pakistani ODI staff has seen its ups and downs after the victory over India within the Champions Trophy 2017 last in England. The truth that the 2019 World Cup shall be held in the identical nation will give Pakistan a ray of hope.
Pakistan cricket’s golden second arrived within the yr 1992 the place the 40-year outdated influential captain Imran Khan led the staff to a World Cup win. Because the victory over England in Australia 27 years in the past, Pakistan has appeared within the World Cup last solely as soon as. They have been dominated by Australia within the 1999 World Cup last and haven’t made it to the large stage since.
This yr, the inexperienced nation has a aggressive unit with them. Pakistan boasts of a superb mixture of youth and expertise. The batting, bowling and fielding division look formidable on the paper. How they translate their abilities in entrance of the world on the large stage stays to be seen.
These eleven males shall be charged with the duty of clinching the best glory.
#1. Fakhar Zaman
The 28-year outdated belligerent opener has been a breath of recent air within the Pakistani batting setup. Zaman turned the quickest batsman to attain 1000 runs in ODIs. He registered his identify into the document books with the innings of 210 not out in opposition to Zimbabwe.
Earlier, Zaman had already turn into Pakistan’s favourite together with his stupendous century in opposition to arch-rival India within the last of the Champions Trophy 2017.
Fakhar has just lately struggled on the South African pitches however he could be backed to carry out within the English situations. Zaman is able to offering explosive begins and has the power to play lengthy.
One other gifted batsman coming by means of the ranks in Pakistan cricket is Imam-ul-Haq. The bespectacled opener has arrived in model within the ODIs. Inzamam-ul-Haq’s nephew has already scored 5 centuries and 5 half-centuries in his transient profession of 20 ODIs. The 23-year outdated left-hander is part of the world-record 304 runs opening partnership. So much shall be anticipated from the opening pair of Fakhar and Imam.
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