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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani is still confident the national team can win the World Cup, even after they were whitewashed 5-0 by Australia in their recently concluded ODI series.
Mani insisted that the Pakistan’s loss to Australia won’t have an adverse impact on the team’s confidence going into the World Cup and their chances of lifting the coveted trophy.
Pakistan have only won the World Cup once, which came under the captaincy of the country’s current Prime Minister Imran Khan in 1992.
However, Mani pointed out that if Pakistan play similarly to the way they did when they won the Champions Trophy in 2017, then they have a great chance of tasting World Cup glory later this year.
“[The] Pakistan team’s performance against Australia won’t impact our World Cup campaign,” Mani told cricketpakistan.com.pk. “As seen from the Champions Trophy in 2017, it is quite clear that Pakistan can overpower any side in world cricket.
“[The] team will get [the] chance to prepare for the World Cup through a series against England. If we hit our stride, there is a good chance for us to win the title.”