Pakistan entered the World Cup with great expectations for their top-order batsmen, who had an impressive track record. However, the top order delivered only on one occasion, which was against Sri Lanka. In that match, they successfully chased down a formidable target of 344, with opener Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad Rizwan both scoring centuries.
Pakistan have prevailed in just two matches from six appearances at this year’s World Cup and the 1992 champions need to win their remaining three matches just to have any chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. Their next clash comes in Kolkata on Tuesday, with Pakistan facing Bangladesh in what looms as a must-win encounter.
Pakistan’s remaining ICC World Cup 2023 fixtures
- October 31 – vs Bangladesh in Kolkata
- November 4 – vs New Zealand Bengaluru (Day match)
- November 11 – vs England in Kolkata
The day matches will start at 10:00 am Australian Eastern Standard Time ( AEDT ) while all other matches will be day-night fixtures, starting at 07:30 pm ( AEDT ).