The Pakistan squad, captained by Babar Azam, were knocked out of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 on Saturday after failing to advance to the semifinals. England’s captain, Jos Buttler, won the toss in their final group match of the 10-team event and elected to bat first, putting the pressure on Pakistan to knock them out as early as possible. The current score of 150 by the English team makes it hard for Pakistan to win in the remaining 3.4 overs. Read out complete details about Pakistan eliminated from worldcup 2023 down below.
Pakistan eliminated from Worldcup 2023
The Men in Green only won four out of eight games and are now in fifth position with a net run rate (NRR) of 0.036. In order to catch up to New Zealand’s run pace, they needed to win today’s match by a large margin. Both squads have been knocked out of the competition and are now competing for pride as cries for closer scrutiny gain momentum.
It has been claimed that Babar Azam has been discussing his future with his closest advisors and has decided to step down as captain of the whit-ball team. Babar Azam was the best one-day international batter going into the World Cup, but his 40.28 average puts him behind three of his colleagues. Furthermore, some previous players have criticized his lackluster leadership.
However, the 29-year-old disputed that the pressure of captaincy was influencing his batting performance, despite the fact that his highest score of 74 came in their shocking loss to Afghanistan.
“I have been captaining my team for the last three years and I have never felt pressure,” he told reporters on Friday.
When asked about stepping down as captain, he stated, “Once we go back to Pakistan… we will see what happens.”
People claim I’m feeling the heat since my World Cup performance has fallen short of expectations.I’ve been the one carrying the load and steering the ship for the past two and a half to three years.
“It seems everyone has an opinion on me – he should be like this, or like that. I believe everyone knows my contact information if they want to give me some serious advice. But I suppose it’s simple to provide suggestions on the tube.