Pakistan's World Cup 2019 campaign had endured a tremendous blow when they were given an 89-run whipping on June 16 by most outstanding adversaries India in Manchester. Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and his teammates confronted extreme criticized from previous stars and fans alike throughout the following a couple of days.
Pakistan was under the siphon to such an extent that any a semblance of Mohammad Amir and skipper Sarfaraz spoke to the fans to cease from individual maltreatment. Sarfaraz was body-disgraced and even called a "pig" by a raucous Pakistan fan who later apologized for his disagreeable comment.
Nonetheless, Pakistan, known for their unusualness, have carried their battle in the groove again with a 49-run prevail upon South Africa on June 23. With England losing to Sri Lanka and Australia on the jog, Pakistan's odds have just livened up.
There is a feeling of hopefulness in the Pakistan camp and it was obvious when Sarfaraz's men walked out of the park at Edgbaston for their must-win match against New Zealand on Wednesday. With 5 points from 6 matches, Pakistan is still in the race for the semi-last and a success today will just lift their odds.
Reacting to an inquiry on Pakistan's odds during the toss of the continuous match versus New Zealand, captain Sarfaraz said the previous champions will take it one match at any given moment and hope to make the last four.
"Pakistan can do anything and we are taking it game by the game, ideally we will progress admirably," Sarfaraz Ahmed said.
Focusing on Pakistan need to improve their handling, the cheery skipper said he is content with the manner in which his pacers have bowled so far in the competition.
"Great to see Amir back in form and others likewise bowled truly well particularly in the last game. Getting is a worry and ideally we will do well as a handling unit today," Sarfaraz included.
Pakistan's World Cup 2019 have some spooky likenesses to their title-winning runs in 1992 yet their bowling mentor Azhar Mahmood said Pakistan aren't considering the past as they plan to face must-win match in the coming week.
"In the event that you see the 1992 World Cup and this one, there are a couple of likenesses," said Azhar. "Yet, we're not thinking that way. Australia was in a comparative circumstance in 1999 World Cup (which they won)," Mahmood had said.
"On the off chance that they lost any diversions, they would have been out. We are in that circumstance now. Yet, for us, each match is a last, that is the way we are taking a gander at it. We realize that in the event that we perform ineffectively anyplace, we could be out."