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Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik sees no reason why his side can’t triumph in the World Cup in England and Wales later this year.
Malik pointed out that Pakistan have strong players in all departments going into the quadrennial event. Should every player do their job and play to the best of their abilities, the 36-year-old can envision the national team tasting World Cup glory for the first time since 1992.
In addition to talented players, it should also be noted that Pakistan won the Champions Trophy in England in 2017.
“I feel we have a very good chance to win the tournament. But then having a ‘good chance’ doesn’t mean much,” he told Sky Sports. “How we play each game and how we perform against the rest of the world will define how far we go.
“Yes, we have the ability to win the World Cup hands-down, but abilities don’t win you anything, performances do.
“Our capabilities include having top ODI bowlers and batsmen in our line-up and personally I’m looking forward to a memorable World Cup 2019.”