By Sajid Sadiq, Chief Editor, PakPassion.

It’s a fact that Pakistan’s preparations for the ongoing ICC World Cup were far from ideal. The two ODI series’ against Australia and England which preceded the World Cup were supposed to provide good practice to the side which had previously won the Champions Trophy in England in 2017. This was regarded as an opportunity for players to get themselves in shape and also to serve a statement of intent to the world that this side were strong contenders for the World Cup. The team management in their minds were also looking to get in a position where they could have a good idea of what players would be ideal for the challenges ahead.

But the word planning and Pakistan are seldom incompatible and the shocking 5-0 and 4-0 losses to Australia and England respectively put paid to whatever the team management had envisioned as part of their preparation.

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