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Sarfraz Ahmed says Pakistan need to forget recent record to win ICC World Cup 2019

There was a different mood to Pakistan from the moment they entered the Trent Bridge stadium. They looked cheerful and confident, giving out no vibes of a unit that has been run roughshod this year. They enter the World Cup 2019 having lost their previous 10 ODIs in a row, five to Australia and four to England, to go with a defeat to Afghanistan.

May 31, 2019, 11:55 AM IST

West Indies play best when fearless: Jason Holder on ICC World Cup 2019 match

It’s tough to nudge Jason Holder, in any scenario. Win or lose, the West Indies captain almost every time manages to carry a smile on his face. How else would you explain that Holder, all of 27 years of age, is leading West Indies for a second time at an ICC Cricket World Cup? In fact, Holder is one of the only two current captains who led his side four years ago in Australia/New Zealand.

May 31, 2019, 11:36 AM IST

Stung by losses West Indies, Pakistan eye fresh start in ICC World Cup 2019

If a cursory glance across their recent record is anything to go by, there is absolutely nothing differentiating Pakistan and West Indies, two sides who have been the carriers of the “unpredictable” tag for way too long. For starters, Pakistan are coming into the World Cup with probably the worst record by any team. They have faced defeats in their last ten ODIs.

May 31, 2019, 11:22 AM IST