Pakistan will reach World Cup 2019 final: Wahab Riaz

first_img Next India Today Web Desk LondonJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 22, 2019 17:56 IST Wahab Riaz in action for Pakistan in World Cup 2019. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWahab Riaz admitted that Pakistan bowling unit has failed to take wickets with the new ballPakistan are reeling at the 9th spot of the 10-team World Cup 2019 points tablePakistan need to win all of their remaining matches if they want to qualify for the knockout phaseWahab Riaz has revealed that all players have vowed to make up for the mistakes they have been making and help Pakistan reach the finals of World Cup 2019.Pakistan has won only one match and they come in South Africa clash after back to back defeats to Australia and India. They need to win all of their remaining matches if they want to qualify for the knockout phase of the tournament.Pakistan are reeling at the 9th spot of the 10-team World Cup 2019 points table with just 1 win from 5 matches. Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side have been criticized by their media, fans and former cricketers for a disappointing run at the quadrennial event.”We have to lift ourselves. We are each other’s strength. We are all good friends and know that only 15 of us can lift the team which not even our family members can do. Pakistan plays better under pressure and we will qualify for the finals and semi-finals,” Wahab said.Wahab Riaz hopes for a better performance against South Africa when they face Proteas in a must-win game at Lord’s on Sunday. He also hopes that a complete turnaround in Pakistan’s performance will help them qualify for the finals and semi-finals.”Our focus is on beating South Africa, and we know we shouldn’t get ahead or think about the future. We need to go one by one by what to do every day. On what we do in the now and not what is happening elsewhere. We shouldn’t be thinking about the future,” he added.advertisementWahab Riaz revealed what has cost them the games till now. He said that they have been continuously failing in executing skills and this has been one of the reasons behind Pakistan’s dismal run at the World Cup. He also added that the team which can handle pressure better will win.”Execution of skills is everything,” he said. “They have failed in that aspect as well like we did, we had matches we could have won. In this match, it depends on who handles pressure better and plays better. They will win.”Riaz admitted that Pakistan bowling unit has failed to take wickets with the new ball and they are looking to change that in the remaining games. He said that the team has discussed the problems they have faced and are looking to make up for the lost time.”Good teams are those that discuss and talk about their mistakes openly to each other and we’ve done that. We will make up for our mistakes.”Also Read | India vs Afghanistan: Rohit Sharma 1st Indian batsman to fall to spin in World Cup 2019Also Read | Is this India’s away orange jersey in World Cup 2019? Pictures on social media leave fans guessingAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Pakistan vs South AfricaFollow Wahab Riaz Pakistan will reach World Cup 2019 final: Wahab RiazWorld Cup 2019: Wahab Riaz has backed Pakistan team to lift themselves and come back stronger in their remaining matches of World Cup 2019.advertisement

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