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Can Pakistan be among top four in World Cup 2023?

Can Pakistan be among top four in World Cup 2023?

Younis Khan, the legendary cricketer who led Pakistan to their first T20 World Cup victory in 2009, exudes confidence in the national team’s ability to secure a spot in the top four of the upcoming ICC World Cup in India. Speaking to the media in Karachi, Khan expressed his belief in the presence of match-winning players within the squad.

With unwavering conviction, Khan stated, “I feel very confident that Pakistan will make it to the top four in the World Cup. We have players who possess the capability to win matches on any given day.” Recognizing the importance of strategic planning for each game, he emphasized the team’s strength in its formidable pace bowlers, who have always been a cornerstone of Pakistan’s cricketing prowess. Khan emphasized the significance of playing as a unified unit, highlighting the team’s need to synchronize their efforts.

Khan’s own achievements as a batsman position him among the most prolific cricketers that Pakistan has ever produced. Notably, he stands as the sole Pakistani batter to have surpassed the milestone of 10,000 runs in Test cricket—an illustrious feat.

Shifting his focus to the highly anticipated clash against arch-rivals India, Khan advised captain Babar Azam to remain composed. Recognizing the pressure that typically accompanies matches between the two nations, he stressed the importance of Babar formulating comprehensive plans, both primary and contingency, to secure victory over India.

Also, read: Pakistan’s schedule for World Cup 2023

Historically, Pakistan has never emerged victorious against India in the ODI World Cup. However, in a significant breakthrough during the 2021 T20 World Cup, Pakistan triumphed over their rivals for the very first time in the tournament’s history, bolstering hopes for future encounters.

Pakistan’s journey in the ICC World Cup will unfold across multiple venues during the group stage. They are scheduled to face the Qualifying teams in Hyderabad on October 6 and 12, followed by matches against India in Ahmedabad on October 15, Australia in Bengaluru on October 20, Afghanistan in Chennai on October 23, and South Africa in Chennai on October 27. Furthermore, they will contend with Bangladesh in Kolkata on October 31, New Zealand in Bengaluru on November 5 (day match), and England in Kolkata on November 12.

With Younis Khan’s unwavering confidence and the team’s resolve, Pakistan enters the ICC World Cup determined to leave an indelible mark on the tournament and secure a coveted spot among the top contenders.

Also, see:

World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Squads for All Teams

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