Karachi, Mar 03 : Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has admitted that the upcoming World Cup pool games would be tough and crucial for his team to secure a quarter-final berth in the tournament.
Pakistan scraped out a 20-run win over Zimbabwe on Sunday in Brisbane after suffering humiliating defeats against the West Indies and India in their first two matches.
Karachi, Mar 03 : Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan has put an end to the Moin Khan's casino controversy, calling the chapter as 'closed' following the chief selector's apology over the issue.
Earlier, PCB had recalled its chief selector Moin Khan from the ongoing World Cup after he allegedly visited a casino in Christchurch, New Zealand on the eve of a group stage match.
Karachi, Mar 03 - Pakistan's World Cup campaign has been significantly affected due to its disorganised schedule set by the ICC, causing Misbah-ul-Haq's side to under perform in the ongoing tournament, claims a team member.
According to the Express Tribune, a team member has claimed that Pakistan's schedule was the toughest handed out to any participating team in the World Cup, adding that they have had to travel between Australia and New Zealand after almost every match.
Karachi, Mar 02 : Former Pakistan batsman Basit Ali has claimed that though Pakistan won the match against Zimbabwe, it was not a great performance from the squad.
Pakistan continue with their aspirations for the World Cup as they still remain in the hunt for a quarterfinal spot, having defeated Zimbabwe by 20 runs in their Pool B match played in Brisbane.
However, their win did not come easy as Pakistan won by the skin of their teeth, which has given them hope of qualifying for the knockout stages, The Express Tribune reported.
Karachi, Mar 02 : A latest study by global online giant Google has revealed that Pakistan is the most searched team playing in the ongoing Cricket World Cup and the most trending queries Indian fans have are Mohammad Irfan's height and Virat Kohli's hairstyle.
The study has revealed that despite two humiliating defeats against India and the West Indies, Pakistan team continued to dominate search influence and remained the most searched team in the tournament.
Karachi, Mar 02 : Former Pakistan Test all-rounder Mudassar Nazar believes that although their squad has been under-performing at the Cricket World Cup, fast bowling great Shoaib Akhtar is merely exaggerating the problems in the nation's game.
Pakistan have reportedly been far from impressive in this World Cup and the squad has come under some scathing criticism for the same.
Karachi, Feb 28 : Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has backed his team not to give up World Cup hopes yet, despite incurring back-to-back debacles, and has called on his teammates to draw inspiration from Imran Khan's
1992 tournament winning team.
Pakistan suffered a humiliating 150-run defeat against the West Indies at Hagley Oval last week after Misbah's men were thrashed by defending champions India in their opening game. acking his teammates, Misbah said that the important lesson is never give up as that was what Imran Khan usually says about 1992.
Karachi, Feb 28 : Zimbabwe cricket team captain Elton Chigumbura believes that when it comes to strategies they have an added bonus as their head coach Dav Whatmore has worked with Pakistan earlier.
Zimbabwe have pinned their hopes on coach Whatmore's inside knowledge of Pakistan's talent and well-known frailties when the teams meet for their World Cup clash on Sunday.
Karachi, Feb 28 : Former Pakistan pace spearhead Shoaib Akhtar has lamented the decline of his country's cricketing culture in the wake of Misbah-ul-Haq men's dismal World Cup campaign, adding that it was also due to the failure of living legends to inspire youngsters.
Earlier in the week, Akhtar made scathing remarks on Misbah, describing the skipper as coward and selfish as he was not willing to bat up the order to protect other players at a time when he needs to show inspiration.
Karachi, Feb 27 - Former Zimbabwe skipper Alistair Campbell believes that the Elton Chigumbura-led side has the potential to produce an upset against Pakistan or India, which would pave their way to the World Cup knock-out stages.
Zimbabwe produced a prolific batting display during their World Cup ties so far, as they lost the tournament opener by just 62 runs while chasing South Africa's mammoth 339, and losing the contest against the West Indies by 73 runs while chasing gigantic target of 362.
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