Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Arthur wants Pakistan to summon 'cornered tigers' spirit

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has vowed to remind his players of the "cornered tigers" spirit which Imran Khan instilled in his team-mates to win the 1992 World Cup.
An 89-run defeat by arch rivals India in Manchester on Sunday has left Pakistan's hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals hanging by a thread, with only minnows Afghanistan below them in the 10-team table.
Yet Pakistan now find themselves in exactly the same position as when they won the 1992 World Cup -- a tournament which, like this one, featured a round-robin group phase.
They now have three points from five matches with only one win -- a surprise success against hosts England -- three defeats and a no-result.
As happened in 1992, Pakistan started this World Cup with a defeat by the West Indies.