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Legendary Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara believes that if Pakistan reach the semi-finals at the World Cup, they “can beat any side in the world”.
Pakistan have not been at their best in ODIs this year as they were beaten 3-2 by South Africa and whitewashed 5-0 by Australia in the United Arab Emirates.
In their most recent ODI series against England, they were crushed 4-0.
However, given the fact that Pakistan defied expectations to win the Champions Trophy in England in 2017, Sangakkara pointed out that World Cup glory could be in store for the men in green if they reach the last four at the quadrennial tournament.
“Pakistan are always inconsistent but if they get to the playoffs, they can beat any side in the world,” Sangakkara was quoted as saying by PakPassion.
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.