International Cricket has returned to Pakistan with PSL. Many international players, be it Darren Sammy, JP Duminy, Luke Ronchi and others came to Pakistan, played, and proved that Pakistan is a hospitable, welcoming and peaceful country.
But PSL has done much more for Pakistan. It allowed new Pakistani cricketers to get more exposure and experience. Names like Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam were not part of Pakistani cricket in 2015 World Cup, but they are now. These youngsters with the experienced cricketers like Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz, Wahab Riaz and others can steer Pakistan in the right direction during the World Cup 2019 and strengthen Pakistan’s chances in winning the Cricket World 2019.
On June 18th, 2017 Pakistan won the Champions Trophy by beating India by 180 runs. It was a historic win and it broke the stigma that Pakistan is unable to beat India during big matches. By beating India in Champions Trophy final and winning the trophy Pakistani cricketers proved that they can and hopefully they will win the Cricket World Cup 2019.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan tops the ICC T-20 ranking. By having 3272 points and 126 rating, Pakistan is far ahead of Australia having 2513 points. In ODI ranking, Pakistan is at the 6th position but we might see the T-20 strength and position of Pakistan in 50 over World Cup in 2019 as well.
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Pakistan has only won the World Cup once, in 1992 under the leadership of Imran Khan. We, as a nation need that victory again. Our nation wants a big celebration and our cricket team has the talent and experience to grant it to us this time around. With each and every Pakistanis prayer with them and the support of their country let us say with pride and hope that Pakistan can Win the Cricket World Cup 2019.