LONDON – Former captain Waqar Younis says it is becoming “impossible to ignore” the parallels between Pakistan’s World Cup resurgence and their 1992 triumph.
Victories against South Africa and New Zealand in the past week have breathed new life into Pakistan’s bid to reach the semi-finals in England and Wales after they won just one of their opening five fixtures.
Their trajectory through the tournament has so far mirrored that of their only World Cup triumph to date, when they started slowly in 1992 before picking up pace to lift the trophy.
In their first seven matches in both events, they went lost-won-washed out-lost-lost-won-won.
“It is becoming impossible to ignore the parallels with 1992,” said Waqar in a column for the International Cricket Council.