Pakistan has good memories of the last time the ICC Cricket World Cup was held in Australia and New Zealand. On that occasion, it defeated England in the final to win the title for the first time. The 22-run triumph led by Imran Khan followed a string of semi-final appearances.
Pakistan was runner-up in 1999 but failed to progress out of the group stages at the next two tournaments, before achieving a semi-final appearance in 2011.
Led by captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who will farewell the one-day game at the end of the tournament,
Pakistan’s squad comes with plenty of talent including allrounder Mohammad Hafeez, batsman Younis Khan and the all-round firepower of Shahid Afridi.
Drawn in Pool B for the 2015 tournament, Pakistan will kick off its tournament with a massive clash against India on February 15 at the Adelaide Oval. It will also play South Africa, West Indies, Ireland, United Arab Emirates and Zimbabwe in the group stage.