Cricket World Cup: Pakistan blames chaotic schedule for team's underperformance

Pakistan's World Cup campaign has been significantly affected due to its disorganised schedule set by the ICC, causing Misbah-ul-Haq's side to under perform in the ongoing tournament, claims a team member.

Cricket World Cup: Pakistan blames chaotic schedule for team's underperformance

Karachi: Pakistan's World Cup campaign has been significantly affected due to its disorganised schedule set by the ICC, causing Misbah-ul-Haq's side to under perform in the ongoing tournament, claims a team member.

According to the Express Tribune, a team member has claimed that Pakistan's schedule was the toughest handed out to any participating team in the World Cup, adding that they have had to travel between Australia and New Zealand after almost every match.

The team member further said that India, on the other hand, play four straight matches in Australia and their final two in New Zealand in the group stage so they only make that trip [from Australia to New Zealand] once.

He added that Pakistan have had to continue adjusting to conditions in both Australia and New Zealand and that has not helped them at all.

Pakistan scraped out a 20-run win over Zimbabwe on Sunday in Brisbane, Australia after suffering humiliating defeats against the West Indies and India in their first two matches.

Pakistan will next meet the United Arab Emirates in their fourth Pool B match at Napier, New Zealand on Wednesday.