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15 years and counting since Pakistan's last WC - will they ever win a WC again?


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The timer has been going for 15 years since Pakistan's last WC win - will they ever win again? They will need to be in a group with minnows and then depend on quadrat ka nizam to take them through as always but when will it happen next? In 2026 it will have been 17 years since Pakistan's last WC win.

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The only way they can win is if they host the WC at a venue like Dewbai where results are toss laden, and Pak can get lucky and pull off "Qudrat ka nizam". If they play where conditions remain the same and luck factor isn't that much, they're unlikely to win anything in the near future.

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Pak cricket will go the direction of their hockey. Truth is their cricket legacy is zero compared to their hockey legacy, so one can imagine where they will fall in cricket.

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7 minutes ago, Gollum said:

Pak cricket will go the direction of their hockey. Truth is their cricket legacy is zero compared to their hockey legacy, so one can imagine where they will fall in cricket.

 

Their legacy ended with the advent of neutral umpires and clampdown on ball tampering.

 

Check out Pak's home test records after neutral umpires were introduced. India's hardly changed whereas Pak's record nose-dived almost immediately and they started losing at home to likes of Zim and SL in 90s!

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20 minutes ago, Gollum said:

Pak cricket will go the direction of their hockey. Truth is their cricket legacy is zero compared to their hockey legacy, so one can imagine where they will fall in cricket.

already is going.

 

the decline of their country and cricket contrasted with the rise of india and it's cricket hurts them bad.

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Forget hockey.  People tend to forget Pakistan’s incredible global domination in squash, and their stark decline.

 

In the World Championships, for  20 straight years from 1976 to 1996 a Pakistani was either winner or runner up.

 

They were a literal global superpower  of the game.  Jahangir and Jansher Khan were Gods of the game, so far ahead of the competition as to make it ridiculous.  
 

Pakistan’s prowess in  Cricket - such as it was - was nothing compared to their domination in Squash. 

 

Today their Squash players are reduced to competing at the Asian Games level, and often get beaten by India.  Interestingly their long decline also started around the mid 90s.
 

You could probably write a book on their shocking fall in Squash.  I suspect the reasons are not dissimilar to the decline in cricket.

 

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4 hours ago, NameGoesHere said:

Forget hockey.  People tend to forget Pakistan’s incredible global domination in squash, and their stark decline.

 

In the World Championships, for  20 straight years from 1976 to 1996 a Pakistani was either winner or runner up.

 

They were a literal global superpower  of the game.  Jahangir and Jansher Khan were Gods of the game, so far ahead of the competition as to make it ridiculous.  
 

Pakistan’s prowess in  Cricket - such as it was - was nothing compared to their domination in Squash. 

 

Today their Squash players are reduced to competing at the Asian Games level, and often get beaten by India.  Interestingly their long decline also started around the mid 90s.
 

You could probably write a book on their shocking fall in Squash.  I suspect the reasons are not dissimilar to the decline in cricket.

 

the rest of the world especially the asian countries had economic booms.

 

south east asia will become first world in 30 years.

 

ind-bang-sl maybe 10 years more.

 

pak has been left behind

 

 

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6 hours ago, Nikhil_cric said:

Tough. Even 2009 was thanks to a 45 degree chucker like Ajmal.

 

 

And SL won 2014 on the back of Chuckmal junior Senanayke, if we're accusing Western neighbours then why not Southern neighbours as well?

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They are busy representing their religion. like pointed out by pak youtuber you would be hard pressed to find their players explaining their thought process in cricketing terms even in urdu. All you will hear is sermons on religion, good luck winning anything with no clarity.

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