Statistical Analysis Reveals Pakistan’s Unfortunate Record

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Pakistan’s journey in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has taken a historical turn, albeit for the wrong reasons. The team’s quest for glory in this edition has been marred by a significant milestone – registering the highest number of defeats in a single World Cup tournament. With five losses in nine matches, the 2023 campaign surpasses previous records, marking a challenging chapter in Pakistan’s cricketing history.

Comparing Defeat Counts Across Editions

Delving into the historical data, the contrast becomes evident. The 2023 edition’s five defeats outstrip other instances where Pakistan faced challenges in the World Cup. The comparison with previous editions showcases the extent of the team’s struggle:

– 4 defeats in 1983 (7 matches)

– 4 defeats in 1999 (10 matches)

– 3 defeats in 1992 (10 matches)

– 3 defeats in 2003 (6 matches)

– 3 defeats in 2015 (7 matches)

– 3 defeats in 2019 (8 matches)

While the team’s journey in 1992 culminated in lifting the trophy, the 2023 edition stands as a stark contrast, highlighting the challenges and setbacks faced by the current squad. The statistical record underscores the uphill battle Pakistan encountered in their attempt to advance to the knockout stages.

England Denies Pakistan’s Semifinal Hopes

Despite being already eliminated, defending champions England played spoilers to Pakistan’s semifinal aspirations. Electing to bat, England posted a formidable 337-9 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The trio of Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, and Ben Stokes contributed half-centuries, showcasing a batting prowess that eluded them in earlier matches. In pursuit of 288 runs on net run rate, Pakistan was bowled out for 244, sealing their exit from the tournament.

With Pakistan’s defeat, New Zealand secured the coveted spot in the semifinals. The Kiwis finished fourth in the 10-team table, accumulating 10 points with five wins and four losses. They now gear up to face undefeated hosts India in the first semifinal scheduled for Mumbai on Wednesday.

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