Pakistan became World Champions in the 1992 Cricket World Cup under the leadership of Imran Khan. Will they win the 2019 Cricket World Cup under the leadership of Sarfaraz Ahmed?
Let us look at the signs the indicate that Pakistan will win the Cricket World Cup 2019.
India won the 1983 Cricket World Cup, Australia won the 1987 world Cup and Pakistan became world champions by winning the 1992 World Cup.
Is history repeating itself? Here is how
India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup, Australia won the 2015 Cricket World Cup, will Pakistan win the 2019 Cricket World Cup?
Uncanny Similarity to the 1992 World Cup
There is an uncanny similarity between the 1992 World Cup and the 2019 Cricket World Cup for Pakistan, till now. Pakistan started the 1992 World Cup with its loss to West Indies just as it lost to the same country in 2019.
Then in the second game, Pakistan won against Zimbabwe in 1992, and this time around Pakistan won against England. In both the tournaments, the third game of Pakistan was rained off and then Pakistan lost two games back to back in 1992 World Cup and 2019 World Cup. After these two back to back loses, Pakistan won two games consecutively, in both the tournaments.
The story doesn’t end here. New Zealand remained unbeaten in 1992 and 2019 World Cup until they ran into Pakistan.
Is it too much of a coincidence?
The iconic fast bolwer Wasim Akram said, “It was same, the same sequence of results, points and then we wanted Australia to beat the West Indies for us to qualify.”
But hey, hey, we shouldn’t get carried away with the resemblance. Pakistan team needs to win the rest of the two games, play well, get some luck to qualify to the semi-finals and then play good cricket. The whole country is praying and cheering for them and the fingers are crossed.