Former legendary pacer Wasim Akram expressed that Pakistan’s fierce pace bowling attack makes them one of the ‘favourites’ for the 2023 ODI World Cup. In addition to this, he stated that teams with strong bowling unit will have an upper hand in the Indian conditions for the marquee event.
“Our captain is a great player and we have one of the best fast-bowling lineups in the world. Shaheen Afridi is currently in prime form. He has led his team to victory in the PSL for the second time. He is developing pretty well as an all-rounder,” Akram stated while speaking to Sports Tak.
“Then there is Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah. Hasnain is there, Ihsanullah is an exciting young fast bowler. I think because the World Cup is happening in India, it is the team with the stronger bowling attack that will succeed because the pitches tend to be batter friendly,” Akram concluded.
Pakistan’s road to the 2023 ODI World Cup
Babar Azam-led Pakistan are set to host New Zealand in a five-match T20I series followed by as many ODI matches starting on April 14.