Pakistan’s World Cup hopes are hanging by a thread as they desperately seek to secure a spot in the final four in the final stages of the round-robin format. England’s victory over India has, however, delivered a blow to Pakistan’s semi-finals chances as this puts the tournament hosts in a more comfortable position.
Nevertheless, England’s triumph has given rise to optimistic Pakistan fans to find new parallels with the victorious 1992 World Cup title. Funnily enough, 27 years ago, England also defeated India who were batting second at that time too.
Pakistan’s eerily similar patterns of losses, wins and washouts has allowed a lot of similarities with the epic Imran Khan-led triumphant campaign in 1992. If things are to go by virtue of the 1992 WC, then England will have to be defeated by New Zealand in the next game.