Arthur said India loss stumped semi-final chances of Pakistan
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said he was disappointed when India lost to England in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match last Sunday at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Arthur stated that if England had lost to India, Pakistan would have higher chances to qualify for the semi-finals.
“How they (India) played, again that’s the issue which we can’t control,” said Arthur. “Obviously, I was following the game intently and was disappointed that India did not get up because that would have opened the door for us. Now all we want is to get to Friday with a real opportunity and our destiny in our own hands.”
“I just hope New Zealand get it done for us,” continued Arthur. “If New Zealand don’t (win) then we hope England win(s) by a big-enough margin and then we calculate what we have to do with our net run-rate, which I think is probably too much.”
Pakistan will be playing against Bangladesh on Friday at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The Shaheens currently have +1600 odds to win the entire tournament.
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