After suffering a washout against Sri Lanka and defeats at the hands of defending champions Australia and arch-rivals India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 event, Pakistan will take the field to down South Africa on June 23 at Lord’s with a rejigged strategy and hope.
At this historic ground, the boys in green possess a decent record. Playing 11 ODIs at Lord’s till date, Pakistan won 7 matches while the unit had to face defeat in the 4 encounters. Moreover, the green team carries happy memories of winning the T20 World Cup 2009 here. On the other hand, South Africa have won only 1 of their 4 games played at the iconic venue.
If we compare the recent form of two teams, no one can be picked as the favorite since both teams struggled immensely in the ongoing cricket gala in England and Wales. While South Africa have technically shattered their hopes of World Cup semi-finals, Pakistan’s chances are still alive. However, they are hanging by a thread as Pakistan needs to win all the games and hope to see other equations going into their favor. Despite all that, the encounter promises to be a thrilling affair.