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Ex-Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq believes that Pakistan have a good chance of winning the World Cup in England and Wales later this year.
Pakistan’s only World Cup triumph came under the leadership of the country’s current Prime Minister Imran Khan in 1992.
However, with Pakistan having won the Champions Trophy in England in 2017, Misbah feels that Sarfraz Ahmed’s side can go on to taste World Cup glory this year.
“Pakistan always has a good chance to do well in the limited overs format,” he told PakPassion. “If we look at the 3-2 loss to South Africa in the ODI series, we will see that Pakistan were a little unlucky in some of the games and obviously the loss of the captain due to the ban was also a factor too.
“Overall, Pakistan in the shorter format of the game are generally very good and one hopes that the Champions Trophy win in 2017 would fill them with confidence as they compete in England in the summer again, but this time in the World Cup.
“On top of that the team has been together for more than a year and has gained experience and I feel that as always, Pakistan will be up there amongst the best teams in the tournament and will be a threat to all the top sides in the World Cup.”
Pakistan will begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.