Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim has shared his insights on the upcoming crucial ICC World Cup 2023 clash against England, slated for Saturday, November 11, in Kolkata.
While speaking on a local news channel, Imad suggested a strategic change for the Men in Green, emphasizing the need to include a spinner in the playing XI for the must-win match.
“I think Pakistan should play a regular spinner be it Shadab [Khan]say [Ahmed] or Usama [Mir]. I think we are a spinner short but the rest of the team should stay the same,” Imad said.
Pakistan is in the fifth position with 8 points and an NRR of +0.036. They will face England on November 11, and their qualification hopes depend on the outcome of the New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka match. If Pakistan wins its match against England and New Zealand loses its match against Sri Lanka, the doors to the semi-finals will be open for Pakistan.
In another case, If New Zealand wins against Sri Lanka, Pakistan will need to secure a big victory against England. If they lose, their chances are slim unless both New Zealand and Afghanistan lose their matches, and New Zealand does so by a significant margin.