This hot summer, it’s all about the hottest cricket action. The biggest spectacle in the cricketing world is all about to spark off in a couple of days in England and Wales. The first match of the tournament will be between the host nation England and South Africa. Our Team Green clashes with West Indies, with both opening their ICC World Cup 2019 accounts with the encounter. The extravaganza of the World Cup needs to be celebrated on big screens, over great food and amongst enthusiasts. For the diehard fans back here in Pakistan, their biggest concern this time revolves around Pakistan World Cup-2019 team. The core reason underlying their worrisome state owes its presence to the recent one-day performances presented by Pakistan World Cup squad. Consistent losses, substandard gameplay, poor planning, lack of commitment — you name the weakness that we haven’t embraced and retained.
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Fans Need To Watch Out Pakistan World Cup-2019 Team
The Green Squad “Fighters”
The ICC World Cup 2019 edition is here. Cricket teams have been finalized for this grand cricket event. Every team looks up to the coveted trophy to be its sole goal. Here we present the finalized Pakistan World Cup-2019 team for the 12th tournament edition.
Sarfaraz Ahmed (Captain)
Test debut: Vs Ireland at The Village, May 11, 2018
Prospects For Pakistan World Cup-2019 Team
Team Pakistan’s Undying Tradition
As always, it’s a question of Pakistan’s performance on the day. More or less the men in the green kit have proved to be the most unpredictable group. In a certain match, you’d find them excel in all departments of the game, making the opposition bite the dust. Conversely, a seemingly potent Pakistani side would turn up with a topsy-turvy performance, leaving the opponents as happy as a lark. So, this time around would it be the disorderly, confounding team that scraped through the 2017 Champions Trophy group? Or the chaotic, baffling side that gloriously rollicked past England and India in the semi-finals and final of the same contest? Your guess is as good as ours, though a lack of strength at the top of the order is a concern.
Pakistan’s Wayward ODI Performance: Missing The Target?
The Indo-Pak Vintage Cricket Rivalry
History bears testimony to the fact that cricketing clash of any form between the two nations is always beyond a conventional head-on contention. For ones who have followed the Indo-Pakistan rivalry over the years will be aware of this important fact. Nearly all cricketing action happening between the sub-continental giants is usually less about cricket and seem to be inclined more towards the non-sports related pressures of those times. The game of cricket in many minds takes a back seat when both these sides collide. Players not only have to worry about their own and their team’s performances. They also receive incessant pressure from the media, fans, crowds, and relatives who are all urging them to defeat the opposition, whatever it takes.
All Is Bad That Ends Badly
The last ODI series that Team Pakistan played was against England this very month. For the Pakistan World Cup-2019 team, the series aimed at pre-tournament drill for the green shirts. Moreover, getting accustomed to the climatic conditions, pitch and field status was in view, too. But, what happened resulted in more defamation of our national team. Sadly enough, the series that culminated in a total disaster for us serves as a prelude to our upcoming World Cup venture. Our level of preparations for the mega event seems to be hovering around halfhearted, non-directional approach. Is it that Pakistan World Cup squad has turned all too predictable towards the gloomier side of it?
Tackling The Team’s Troubles Timely
The Expert Miandad Nails It!
Whoever would be more relevant and precise to pinpoint the real problems of Pakistan World Cup squad and their probable solutions than our veteran, the great Javed Miandad. “Let’s be honest, there is always pressure when Pakistan meets its opponents in the field of sport.”, remarked Miandad. “But as professional sportsmen, we all know that any anxiety or pressure that is placed on us before the game disappears once the first ball is bowled.”
Training Session With The Coach: Mentoring For The Better!
What Needs To Be Done?
All sides in this global tournament are coming with a view to returning home with the World Cup trophy under their belt. If there are players who cannot bear up with the tournament’s pressure, they should not be part of the squad. Quite naturally, everyone is expected to feel that they have a fair chance to win the World Cup. The true difference will be how well the contending sides plan their innings and what players they pick. Furthermore, all strategies will need to be brushed up as the state of the game changes with each bowl and each stroke. Flexibility in both batting orders and bowling resources is sure to play a vital role in which side emerges as the eventual winner.
For one thing, rankings and other former records will hardly count when the World Cup 2019 commences.