After an early hiccup against West Indies and defeat to arch-rival India, Pakistan have bounced back in style. First, they got the better of South Africa and then defeated New Zealand in a crunch encounter at Edgbaston.
Right from the warm-ups up until now, the series of mind-boggling similarities between the World Cup 1992 Pakistan-winning team and World Cup 2019 side only keeps on increasing. The match against New Zealand has now sent them on overdrive.
The series of results for Pakistan in the World Cup so far has been exactly the same as that of 1992 CWC – lost, won, washout, lost, lost, won, won. Their seventh match in 1992 was also a must-win like tonight’s encounter vs New Zealand and they went on to win that one.
Moreover, when Pakistan faced New Zealand in the 92 CWC, it was a must-win situation and the Kiwis were unbeaten until then. And Pakistan went on to win that encounter and one batsman (Ramiz Raja) got a century, exactly what happened today.
STATS ALERT: ALSO, Pakistan were the 1st team to beat an undefeated New Zealand in 1992,
– New Zealand were 39-3 and 88-5 in both their 1992 & 2019 group stage games vs Pakistan
– Pakistan ex-Pres. Asif Ali Zardari was behind bars (1990-93 & 2019). #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/tYTnH3XijI
— ZEE. 🇵🇰 (@iBleedGreenZEE) June 26, 2019
Just for excitement
🇵🇰 in 1992 WC
Lost to Windies
– NZ was unbeaten till they faced 🇵🇰
— Praneet Samaiya (@praneetsamaiya) June 23, 2019
1992 World Cup: Pak
L, W, Rain, L
L,W, W, W
2019 World Cup: Pak
L, W, Rain, L
— Farrago Abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) June 23, 2019
In 1992 worldcup, Newzeland was unbeaten until they faced Pakistan 🇵🇰 Pak beat them and broke their streak of win.
Same situation is now. Newzeland is unbeaten & they’re going to face Pakistan on Wednesday in Birmingham #PAKvSA
— Azeem (@Azeem_Views) June 23, 2019
#PakvsInd *Guarantee ye world cup pakistan ka hai*
1992 = 2019
Suppose 1992 LHS & 2019 RHS
1992 = 19+9+2 = 30
2019 = 20+1+9 = 30
LHS = RHS
— Israr Adil (@ISRARADIL4) June 15, 2019
— Syed Haque (@syed3757) June 24, 2019