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Pakistan capable of winning Cricket World Cup 2019: Shahid Afridi

Pakistan had opened their tournament campaign on a disastrous note after suffering a humiliating seven-wicket defeat to West Indies in Nottingham as they were folded out for a paltry 105 runs

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Pakistan's Shahid Afridi watches his shot while batting against Australia during their Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match in Adelaide, Australia, Friday, March 20, 2015
Pakistan's Shahid Afridi | Picture by AP/PTI

Former swashbuckling batsman and Pakistan skipper has put his weight behind the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Green Brigade and said that the team is capable of winning the ICC Cricket 2019 currently underway in England and Wales.

Pakistan had opened their tournament campaign on a disastrous note after suffering a humiliating seven-wicket defeat to in Nottingham as they were folded out for a paltry 105 runs. The Windies then overhauled the target in just 14.4 overs, losing three wickets.

Afridi then took to Twitter, urging the team to build confidence and strive for a win in their second group game against hosts England.

"I'm fully confident in our team and their capabilities & truly believe they can go on to win this Wishing the best of luck to our boys including @SarfarazA_54. Early games are crucial in building up confidence & momentum; we should strive for a win against England 2day," tweeted Afridi on Monday.

Chasing 106, smashed a half-century knock, helping his team finish the line with ease.

First Published: Mon, June 03 2019. 18:34 IST