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Pakistan left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz has admitted that the national team will have to reflect a lot on what went wrong if they fail to make it to the World Cup semi-finals.
The men in green kept their hopes of reaching the last four alive with a six-wicket win over New Zealand, who were previously undefeated, on Wednesday.
However, they still have to beat Afghanistan and Bangladesh if they want to have any chance of progressing to the semi-finals.
If they fail to do so, Wahab conceded that everyone in the team will have to take a good look at themselves and consider what went wrong.
But, he also pointed out that Pakistan should reach the last four since there are a plethora of talented players in the squad.
“Pakistan have a lot of match winners,” he told the International Cricket Council (ICC) as quoted by NDTV. “If we suffer an exit from the World Cup, it won’t be justified. We don’t have to look what other teams are doing, we have to see what we are doing. We have nothing to lose and can reach semi-finals.”
Pakistan’s next World Cup match will be against Afghanistan at Headingley on Saturday.