The Pakistan cricket team had a decent run in this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup as it finished on the 5th position after missing out on the semifinals spot due to inferior run rate as compared to New Zealand.
A couple of young players stood up and delivered under pressure for the green shirts which is a great sign for Pakistan cricket moving forward. In the batting department, Babar Azam led the way as he scored 474 runs in 8 innings at an average of 67.71 as the team won every game in which he scored at least a 50.
Haris Sohail came into the side quite late in the tournament but he played a couple of match winning knocks in the middle order and created quite an impact on team performances (198 runs in 5 matches). Moreover, allrounder Imad Wasim was also quite brilliant with the bat as he scored valuable runs down the order, helping Pakistan win a must-win encounter against Afghanistan as well.
Pakistani bowling was quite decent in this year’s tournament, but a couple of pacers stood out for the green shirts i.e., Mohammad Amir (17 wickets in 8 games) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (16 wickets in 5 games), as they decimated the batting of oppositions on a couple of occasions.