Pakistan’s journey in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament has taken a downward spiral as defeats against Australia and India have dented their chances of reaching the semi-finals of the mega-event. While it would be unwise to rule them out as doors are still open but the scenarios for their qualification don’t offer an encouraging picture.
In any case, the green team needs to win their 4 remaining games against South Africa, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh before hoping for other equations to go in their favor. Talking about the top four teams of competition so far, Pakistan would need England to get defeated in all the games except Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. For New Zealand, Australia and India, the boys in green should hope for them to lose all their forthcoming fixtures except against West Indies, Afghanistan and Bangladesh respectively.
Of all the cases, Pakistan’s best chance seems to be against New Zealand as England, India and Australia are shaping up nicely for the final-four stage of the championship. It remains to be seen if the unpredictable unit would turn the tables and shock everyone like past.