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Sohail Tanvir has made it clear that there are no favourites for the World Cup later this year, but added that he is backing Pakistan to lift the coveted trophy.
Pakistan’s sole World Cup victory came under the captaincy of their current Prime Minister Imran Khan in 1992.
They will also be confident going into the quadrennial tournament as they won the 2017 Champions Trophy, which was also held in England.
“I understand that England are being mentioned as favourites as they have an added benefit of being hosts but the way results of games have gone in recent times, it seems that home advantage doesn’t count for much,” Tanvir told PakPassion. “One only has to look at the result of India’s home ODI series against Australia which they lost by a [3-2] margin to understand that every team has a chance in the upcoming World Cup.
“As for Pakistan, we all know that you cannot ever discount their chances of success simply because of the unpredictable tag associated with them which means that no opposition can ever relax against them.
“Let’s hope that we do well and win the World Cup and whether I am with the side or not, my best wishes will always remain with Pakistan.”
Pakistan will begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.