Pakistani Cricketer Azhar Ali affirmed that he's confident of gaining automatic entry into the 2019 World Cup in the wake of finishing the 3-0 whitewash against the meeting West Indies. The decisive victory helped Pakistan increase enough evaluating focuses to surpass West Indies in the most recent International Cricket Council's (ICC) ODI rankings.
Having begun the arrangement on 86, Pakistan increased three focuses for their endeavors while West Indies, who had 94 focuses, took a tumble, losing six. The inevitable result left Pakistan positioned eighth, with 89 focuses while West Indies slipped a rung, down to ninth, with 88 rating focuses.
Has England and the other seven top-positioned countries pick up a programmed compartment to the 2019 Cricket World Cup, the due date day being 30th September, 2017. The base positioned four groups will then need to slug it out with six partner countries for the last two spots in what will be a 10-group World Cup.
Excited and mitigated with equivalent measure, Azhar said that the win over West Indies was only a venturing stone for future difficulties. "It was an essential arrangement and it's simply the begin of more difficulties," the Pakistan commander said on Wednesday (October 5)."We need to keep this change with one year to go for the (World Cup 2019) due date," he included.
While Pakistan have delighted in a decent keep running in the five-day organization of the diversion, positioned as high as No.1 until as of late, their fortunes in the 50-over arrangement of the amusement has dove. A few ex-cricketers and specialists required the hacking out of Azhar Ali as chief, in spite of the fact that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) opposed any such proceed onward the eve of the arrangement against West Indies.
The Pakistan commander trusts his group can pick up a lot of certainty from their appearing in the series."We have great players who have gelled well," said Azhar, singling out top-request batsman, Babar Azam, for exceptional applause.
The 21-year-old batsman scored three sequential hundreds amid the arrangement, turning out to be just the third Pakistan batsman, after Zaheer Abbas and Saeed Anwar to accomplish the deed, and just the eighth general. "Babar (Azam) emerged in this arrangement and to score reliably with consecutive hundreds demonstrates that he has that yearning. He has given a world-class execution," Azhar said in regards to one of Pakistan's best rising prospect.
The Pakistan skipper acknowledged mentor, Mickey Arthur and also the bolster staff for Pakistan's enhanced appearing in the shorter organizations of the diversion. "Mickey has a vital part," he said. "It's a full group and the credit additionally goes to the choice board of trustees, handling mentor Steve Rixon, physio Grant Luden and (batting mentor) Grant Flower – all have contributed a considerable measure so it's a full group," he included.
Pakistan's next ODI task is a five-match arrangement against Australia in January-February, 2017, and Azhar trusts his group is fit for beating the top-positioned side on the planet. "We can challenge Australia also in light of the fact that we have new players who are match victors," he finished up.