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"All the Best for Next World Cup…": Sreesanth Backs USA over Pakistan for Super 8 Spot

Former Indian speedster Sreesanth has thrown his support behind the USA cricket team ahead of Babar Azam-led Pakistan to secure a spot in the Super 8 of the T20 World Cup, citing that the co-hosts of the tournament “deserve it.” Pakistan’s chances received a lifeline after India’s victory against the USA, keeping their hopes alive […]

"All the Best for Next World Cup...": Sreesanth Backs USA over Pakistan for Super 8 Spot

Former Indian speedster Sreesanth has thrown his support behind the USA cricket team ahead of Babar Azam-led Pakistan to secure a spot in the Super 8 of the T20 World Cup, citing that the co-hosts of the tournament “deserve it.”

Pakistan’s chances received a lifeline after India’s victory against the USA, keeping their hopes alive for progressing to the next stage through the remaining spot from the group. However, Pakistan’s fate hinges on the outcome of the match between the USA and Ireland, with a victory for the USA setting up a potential net run rate scenario for Pakistan’s qualification.

Expressing his views, Sreesanth emphasized that Pakistan might need a miraculous turn of events to qualify, citing their lack of focus on domestic leagues and the need for systemic changes. He wished them luck for future tournaments but expressed scepticism about their chances in the current scenario.

While acknowledging India’s hard-fought win against the USA, Sreesanth praised the strong performance of the USA cricket team, highlighting their discipline, sharpness, and skills displayed throughout the tournament.

Sreesanth believes that the USA team deserves to progress to the next round and face the top sides in the Super 8, crediting their planning and execution over the past two years. He expressed his desire for the USA team to be part of the top 8, emphasizing their deserving place based on their efforts and performances.

As Pakistan prepares for their final group stage match against Ireland, Sreesanth’s remarks underscore the anticipation and significance of the upcoming matches in determining the Super 8 qualifiers.

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