Former Indian fast bowler, Irfan Pathan, known for his candid remarks on social media, has left the Pakistani cricket team out of his top four predictions for the upcoming World Cup.
Pathan, an active presence on Twitter, recently shared his picks for the four semi-finalist teams. He named India, South Africa, Australia, and the defending champions, England, as his favorites to make it to the semi-finals.
He expressed confidence in the Indian team’s performance, citing the presence of experienced players, a formidable batting and bowling lineup, and home advantage as key factors that place India at the top.
Pathan spoke highly of South Africa’s historical track record in ICC tournaments and their recent outstanding performances.
Regarding England, he emphasized their aggressive and fearless approach to white-ball cricket, highlighting their strong batting and bowling line-up as key strengths.
As for Australia, the former fast bowler acknowledged their rich history in ICC events, their experienced squad, and the presence of exceptional all-rounders capable of changing the game’s course at any moment.
However, following Pakistan’s disappointing performance in the Asia Cup, Pathan did not include the Pakistani team among his top four predictions for the World Cup.
Pathan’s insights reflect the anticipation and excitement building ahead of the World Cup, where cricket fans worldwide eagerly await the thrilling matches and remarkable performances that define this prestigious tournament.