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Pakistan left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz firmly believes that the national team are favourites to win the World Cup, which begins in England and Wales on May 30.
Pakistan have struggled in ODIs this year as they were beaten 3-2 by South Africa before being whitewashed 5-0 by Australia.
They have also lost their ongoing five-match ODI series against England as they trail 3-0 going into the final match.
Despite this, Pakistan can take confidence from the fact that they won the Champions Trophy in England in 2017.
“My favourite team is Pakistan, obviously. [I] would love to see Pakistan win. We have a good team and I am expecting better results from them,” Wahab told Geo.tv.
Besides Pakistan, Wahab picked India, England and Australia to reach the semi-finals.
“I think other than Pakistan, India, England, and Australia are teams that can make it to final four of the tournament,” he said.
After the ongoing five-match ODI series against England, Pakistan will play two World Cup warm-up games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Bristol and Cardiff on May 24 and 26 respectively.
They will then begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.