Friday was probably the biggest game of Pakistan’s tournament as they not only needed to defeat Bangladesh but they also needed to beat them by a large margin in order to qualify for the semi-finals.
An England team that was low on confidence came into their game against India knowing that anything less than a win would mean they would be knocked out of the tournament.
Pakistan has further extended their reputation as the most unpredictable side in world cricket. One day they’re struggling against average teams and the next they are beating strong opponents like New Zealand.
A battle between nations that were both in the top four looked sure to be an exciting game but instead Australia dominated the match. England faltered once again after stumbling earlier in the tournament to Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
On Wednesday afternoon an exciting game of cricket between defending champions Australia and Pakistan took place. The World Cup needed this after two previous games were abandoned due to bad weather that has negatively affected the proceedings.
England has never won the ICC Men’s World Cup and the train to success might have looked to derail.
Trust Pakistan to pull off an upset by beating an immensely strong England side. They are probably the most unpredictable side at this years World Cup, especially after a poor first game loss to West Indies and now a great bounce back against England.
On Thursday the cricket World Cup began, and it was kicked off with two cracking games. Both fixtures weren’t as tightly contested as one would would’ve expected but they had a lot to offer.
Anticipation was growing ahead of England’s World Cup opener at The Oval, and thanks to Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer, that anticipation quickly turned into delight, as they both starred in a fantastic England win against South Africa.
Following England’s embarrassing defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the first Test at Lord’s, former England skipper Michael Vaughan directed criticism in the direction of both Joe Root and Stuart Broad.