Pakistan’s hopes rest on Australia game

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Pakistan’s chances of qualifying for the knockout stages of the tournament took a severe blow when the team went down against New Zealand on Tuesday.

Left handed opener Sharjeel Khan provided the team with a near perfect start but Pakistan were left to rue their chances as New Zealand hung on to register their third win in a row.

Although Sharjeel was disappointed on this loss but he was confident that the team will defeat Australia and hopefully qualify for the semifinals.

“It’s a crucial game for us against Australia. The ground and conditions are the same and we are expecting the crowd to support us once again. We will be positive.

“I’m really confident and will try my best to win this match for my team,” the left-hander told reporters here at the PCA Stadium on Wednesday.

“It was very disappointing to lose yesterday,” he said “It was a crucial game. We had a good platform. Unfortunately we couldn’t win. Had I played for a few more overs, may be things would have become easier for the other batsmen.”

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The odds are against Pakistan when it comes to the race for the last four spots but Sharjeel still believes that their is still hope for the team and their fans.

“All hope is not lost. We will win go for a big win against Australia (on Friday),”

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