Pakistan had a dismal show in the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2019, as they failed to qualify for the semi-finals. They had to bear a lot of criticisms for the poor show. However, Prime Minister Imran Khan said he has started working to develop the best team of the world for the next tournament.
Pakistan started with a poor show against West Indies where they were bowled out for 105 runs by their opponents. They lost to India at Manchester and lost to Australia as well. However, they bounced back really well in the second half and started winning the games. Although two big defeats cost them their qualification for the semi-finals.
They were dependent on their arch-rival India and New Zealand to beat the host, England. Because if both the teams beat England then Pakistan had a chance to make it to the semi-finals. Unfortunately, both India and New Zealand lost to the hosts, Egland and Pakistan couldn’t qualify.
Meanwhile, the current PM of Pakistan and 1992 World Cup-winning captain, Imran Khan said current captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to bat first if he wins the toss against India but he did exactly the opposite and India dismantled them. However, now he has come forward to developing the best team.
“After the World Cup I’ve decided that I’ll fix the Pakistan cricket team. The team you’ll see in the next World Cup, remember my words that team will be a professional team. We will fix the system & bring one in which the best talent comes forward,” shared Imran Khan.
Pakistan ended at the fifth spot of the points table while Najam Sethi, former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board has blamed the management of the board for their performance in the World Cup. Although the focus now will be shifted to the ICC World Test Championship where Pakistan’s series will begin later this year, Their next big ICC tournament will be the T20 World Cup in Australia next year.