Basit Ali thinks that India will lose on purpose to avoid Pakistan
Former Pakistan batsman Basit Ali believes India will purposely lose their remaining league stage matches in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup so Pakistan would not qualify in the semi-finals.
“India have played only five matches so far and they would never want Pakistan to qualify for the semi-final. India’s remaining matches are against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and everyone saw the way they played against Afghanistan,” said Ali in an interview with ARY News.
“People don’t say that they will lose intentionally but India will play in such a way that people won’t be able to make any remarks. When playing Australia, David Warner didn’t play at all,” he continued.
“Cricket is not a game of chance. In 1992, New Zealand purposely lost to Pakistan (in the league stage) and Imran Khan would agree with that. The Kiwis lost so that they could play the semi-final in their own country.”
Meanwhile, Pakistan have their next match against Afghanistan tomorrow at Headingley Carnegie. The Shaheens currently have -714 odds to win the match while the minnows have +520 odds. If you want to know how betting on future matches works, you can check out Betwala’s article.
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