Pakistan are out of the ODI World Cup 2023, as the qualification scenario for them is next to impossible. They will face defending champions England in their last game at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Ahead of the game skipper Babar Azam has dropped a shocking comment over his side’s plan for the match against the defending champions. The Men in Green are currently in the 5th position on the table with a net run rate of +0.036.
Babar's side have been in trouble after the win of New Zealand against Sri Lanka. The 1992 World Champions have struggled with their form in the initial stages of the tournament as they lost four matches in a row and by big margins and that has cost their run rate.
The scenario for their qualification is that if they bat first against England, they would have to beat them by 287 runs, and in case they bowl first, they need to dismiss England for 50 runs and chase the target in two overs or 100 runs in three overs, and that is next to impossible for ay team.
We will try to finish the tournament on a high note: Babar Azam
Babar in the press conference said, "Anything can happen in cricket. We will try to finish the tournament on a high note. We have a plan for net run-rate and will try to execute it. We have planned how to play the first 10 overs and what to do after that. If Fakhar Zaman plays for 20-30 overs, we can achieve what’s required. The role of Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Rizwan will also be important during the match."
He further added, "There is no pressure on me. I was performing and leading the side for the past three years as well. It is easy to say things while sitting on TV. People who want to advise me can contact me on my number. Right now, my focus is on the next match. I will think about the future of captaincy later."