Pakistan's Last Hope: Defining Clash Against Canada in T20 World Cup

Pakistan faces a crucial T20 World Cup group match against Canada with their Super Eight qualification hanging by a thread. Despite back-to-back losses and internal team discord, Pakistan must win big against Canada. Canada's veteran batter Navneet Dhaliwal poses a significant challenge for Pakistan's underwhelming batters.

PTI | Newyork | Updated: 10-06-2024 12:38 IST | Created: 10-06-2024 12:38 IST
Pakistan's Last Hope: Defining Clash Against Canada in T20 World Cup
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In a do-or-die scenario, Pakistan faces Canada in their penultimate group match of the T20 World Cup, having little to gain but everything to lose. Reeling from two consecutive losses, Pakistan's Super Eight qualification rests on winning comprehensively against Canada and Ireland, alongside hoping for a significant defeat for the USA by India and Ireland.

Sitting on a dismal net run rate (NRR) of -0.150, Pakistan must not only secure victories but do so with substantial margins. Despite being 2009 champions, their performance has been far from formidable. Internal team divisions and lack of clarity in Babar Azam's leadership further complicate their campaign.

Babar Azam's squad failed to deliver in both batting and bowling departments. With key players like Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan underperforming, and Shaheen Shah Afridi struggling to get his swing, team cohesion remains a significant challenge. On the other side, Canada, with one win in two games, relies heavily on veteran Navneet Dhaliwal to upset Pakistan's fragile campaign.

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