Asif Iqbal reveals two key reasons why Pakistan failed to qualify for World Cup semi-finals

Asif Iqbal believes Pakistan failed to qualify for World Cup semi-finals since they didn't maintain a healthy net run rate and lost to the West Indies in their opening match of the tournament cricket

Asif Iqbal: “Pakistan could have been in the semi finals had they planned better in managing their run rate. Losing to the West Indies badly in the opening match didn’t help either”

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Former Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal believes that the national team’s failure to maintain a healthy net run rate and their loss to the West Indies were the two key reasons why they failed to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals.

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Ramiz: Pakistan ‘must take their destiny in their own hands’

Ramiz Raja Pakistan have to take their destiny in their own hands World Cup cricket

Ramiz Raja: “Pakistan should take their destiny in their own hands as their progress cannot depend on the wins and losses of other sides”

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Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has noted that the national team “must take their destiny in their own hands” when they face Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday.

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Why was Akmal not impressed with Pakistan’s wins over New Zealand and Afghanistan?

Kamran Akmal believes Pakistan could have beaten New Zealand and Afghanistan with more balls to spare in order to increase their net run rate World Cup cricket

Kamran Akmal: “Pakistan missed it against [New Zealand], where they could have won at least five overs before, if not eight to 10 overs”

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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has revealed that he was not impressed with the national team’s wins over New Zealand and Afghanistan as he felt they could have finished the games off a lot earlier.

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Champions Trophy 2013 9th match: One ball, one wicket and a tied match

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Pollard was heart-broken to find out that his wicket had cost the West Indies a spot in the semi-finals

West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard will never forget this match for the rest of his life as his wicket off the last ball before the rain fell helped South Africa secure themselves a semi-final spot, while the men from the Caribbean fell agonisingly short of advancing to the next stage.

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