Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s chief coach, has included Pakistan as a “favorite” to win the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
The tournament will begin on May 30 and Pakistan will face the West Indies in their first match the next day.
Before the World Cup, Pakistan will tour England for a 5-ODI series and a unique T20I. This will help players get used to the pre-mega-event conditions.
The most recent limited allocation from Pakistan came in the UAE against Australia, where they succumbed to a 5-0 defeat. Several players of the first team were given rest and debuts were given to: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Saad Ali, Mohammad Abbas and Mohammad Hasnain.
Despite the facelift, Inzamam claimed that Pakistan had the firepower to blow through each and every one of the oppositions in the next mega tournament.
Against Australia, we had rested seven of our key players and in the last two games we had rested around 10 of our main players, but the team still fought hard in those games and that is a very good sign for me.
I am confident that we will choose a very good team for the World Cup and Pakistan will be among the favorites for the title.
These players needed to rest before the World Cup and we have a hectic schedule in England for the tournament, that’s why we rested them and we also wanted to test our strength in the bank.