Legendary Pakistan left-arm seamer Wasim Akram believes that the national team have a chance of winning the World Cup in England and Wales, which begins next month.
Pakistan’s only World Cup win came under the captaincy of the country’s current Prime Minister Imran Khan back in 1992.
Akram was part of that squad and was even named Man of the Match in the final against England as he hammered an 18-ball 33 and took figures of 3-49 off his 10 overs.
“It’s a format that was used in the 1992 World Cup, all teams have to play each other,” Akram was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “In this tournament, flukes won’t work like [when] there was the Super Six format where Kenya qualified for the semi-final. Here, the four best teams will qualify. Pakistan [have] a chance.”
Pakistan will kick off their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.