LAHORE: Pakistan’s chief selector and former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq kept aside the shambolic performance in the ODIs and backs Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan cricket team to pose a threat in the forthcoming mega event.
Inzamam defended the shabby performance of the national side against Australia and stated further, “Against Australia, we had rested seven of our key players (including regular skipper Sarfraz). And in the last two games, we rested around ten of our main players. But the team still fought hard in those matches and that is a very good sign for me. I am confident we will pick a very good team for the World Cup and Pakistan will be among the favorites for the title.
These players needed a rest before the World Cup and we have a hectic schedule in England – that is why we rested them and we also wanted to try out our bench strength,” said the 49-year-old.
Pakistan will be confident of a good show in England and Wales as they had won the 2017 Champions Trophy at the same venue under the same leader.
Inzamam, who was a part of Pakistan’s solitary title in 1992 Down Under, has backed his troops and signalled out other teams to not read much into Pakistan’s ODI series whitewash over Australia. He further added that there are many other teams who have the potential to win the forthcoming tournament.