Pakistan’s World Cup 2019 Dream is Almost Over- If They Bowl First, They are out

July 04

The England cricket team managed their way into the semis of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 for the first time since 1992 after a dominant 119-run win over New Zealand in Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.

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The hosts have finished 3rd on the World Cup 2019 points table with 12 points from 9 matches.

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Other than England, India and Australia have already entered the semi-final stage of the World Cup.

On the other hand, Pakistan were looking positive and hopeful after their June 16 loss to arch-rivals India in Manchester when they won three consecutive games against South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan.

Pakistan fans hoped for a repeat of 1992 as their world campaign had similarities to their title-winning run in 1992, but had to depend on India and New Zealand to keep their semi-final hopes alive, however both lost to England.

Pakistan placed at Number 5 in the points tale 9 points from 8 matches have a negative net run rate of -0.792 while New Zealand who are sitting 4th with 11 points from 9 matches have a positive net run rate of +0.175 even after their loss to England.

For Pakistan to qualify to the semi-final, they will have to beat Bangladesh by 311 runs after posting 350 or defeat them by 316 runs after scoring 400 beat Bangladesh by 321 runs after scoring 450.

If Pakistan bowl first, they will be out of the semi-final race even before the frist ball is bowled at Lord’s on Friday.