549As much as I would love to see Pakistan lifting the World Cup, I would also like to be honest in my assessment on Team Pakistan’s chances in the World Cup. In my view our chances are remote and that is based on a variety of factors. Our bowling is a big worry. For reasons such as bowlers getting unfit or banned at the wrong time and lack of match winners n the team will be a big blow and I do not think this team is as strong as what is needed to win a tournament such as the World Cup.

The likes of Sohail Tanvir and Anwar Ali who were part of the team prior to the World Cup and were playing regularly, were suddenly discarded for lesser known bowlers. There is no logic in brining bowlers in who were not even in your ODI plans. The selection certainly seems shoddy.