Pakistan seeks solutions to lift World Cup gloom

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The contrast between the calm Australian and his hyper-active predecessor Peter Moores appealed to England's new team director, but it was Bayliss's success in the Indian Premier League and in taking Sri Lanka to the 2011 World Cup final that most impressed Strauss.

"As much as we would genuinely welcome him and enjoy his company, I would much rather he stayed in Pakistan for the next week than play cricket", joked Heaton-Harris, who described himself as an "enthusiastic fielder". "So, if England reach the final, we will make the match available to everyone so the whole country can be part of a rare and special big sporting moment". But after bowing out of the World Cup, the Bangladesh captain smartly dodged the question, keeping the suspense alive. So, both the teams have not played against each other.

Pakistan opened the World Cup with a humbling defeat to the West Indies.

Asked what his future now holds, the 35-year-old Mashrafe said: "My future plan is obviously going home from here, and then I'll rethink". If Pakistan beat Bangladesh at Lord's they will finish level with New Zealand on 11 points and five wins, but the run-rate tie-breaker means they will be heading home.

"We've showcased a lot of our young talent, and I think the likes of Shaheen Afridi, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, the list goes on and on". We are very happy.

"I'm not sure they're going to do it, but it would great for everybody to be able to watch that", Plunkett said.

"When you lose like we lost, it's nearly impossible to get back on net run rate, and we saw that. Australia v South Africa is always a great match to be involved in".

Mathews was in the middle when Sri Lanka was reduced to 55-4 within 12 overs.

Bangladesh eventually ended their campaign at the 2019 World Cup with a 94-run defeat at the hands of Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan.

"There is no quick fix and the people running cricket need time and must keep the example of how England lifted their one-day cricket".

"I don't think it's desperate times calling for desperate measures yet".

"That format I loved, because every team has been exposed to everyone else", said Mashrafe. More, they have not beaten any of the three teams in this World Cup.

"But if you're asking about the tournament, it's been very exciting playing each other".

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