Pakistan had won the Champions Trophy in 2017.
The southpaw opening batsman Fakhar Zaman believes Pakistan is favourites to win the 2019 World Cup in England. Pakistan had won the Champions Trophy in 2017 which also took place in England. Thus, Pakistan is one of the one favourite contenders for the 2019 World Cup.
Meanwhile, former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf also recently said his country is the favourites to win 2019 World Cup.
Fakhar Zaman is confident of a good show in 2019 World Cup.
Pakistan has always had a strong pace battery unit. Thus, their bowlers have done a fine job in the success of the team.
Fakhar Zaman said Pakistan has produced great results in the recent past. Consequently, they can be tagged as the front contenders for the next year ODI showpiece.
“We will travel to England to win the title and not just to make up the numbers. I do feel that it is right for us to be labelled favourites for the 2019 World Cup as our team will be well equipped for this tournament,” he said in an interview with Sky Sports. “The current Pakistan team combination is brilliant and the results we have recently produced are good proof of that.”
The left-handed opener went on to add that Pakistan will face a different challenge in every game. However, Fakhar Zaman believes teams like India, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand can bring stiffer challenges.
Teams that challenge Pakistan.
“There isn’t one team that one can mark as a bigger threat to Pakistan in a top-level tournament such as the World Cup. Any of India, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand are more than capable of winning on any given day. I feel that each match we play in the World Cup will present a different challenge and whichever team plays well on that day will emerge as the victor.”
Apart from the 2019 World Cup, Fakhar Zaman is looking forward to playing in England in the County Championship. Zaman is looking to take his game to the next level.
“I am very interested in playing for a county team in England next year after the end of the 2019 World Cup. My representative is already in touch with a few counties and hopefully, I will be able to get a chance to play in England next year. To me, playing in county cricket is essential for any player who wishes to develop his game and improve the quality of his cricket”.
Pakistan has a good team but they would need to play at the top of their game in the 2019 World Cup. Fakhar Zaman is in fine form and would look to scale new heights in his career.