12 similarities between Pakistan’s 1992 and 2015 Cricket World Cup
Pakistan have won its only Cricket World Cup in 1992 under the captain-ship of the great Imran Khan. The event was co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The 2015th edition of the biggest cricket event is again happening in these countries and when more than half pool matches have been finished, it seems like the history is repeating in favor of Pakistan. Find out 12 similarities between Pakistan’s 1992 and 2015 Cricket World Cup;
1: Prime Minister of Pakistan
In 1992, Mr. Nawaz Sharif was the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Surprisingly, once again, Mr. Nawaz Sharif is the Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2015.
2: Pakistan lost initial two pool matches
In 1992, Pakistan lost its initial two pool matches. Once again, Pakistan lost its initial two matches in 2015.
3: Pakistan won its first pool match against Zimbabwe
In 1992, Pakistan won its first pool match against Zimbabwe. Once again, Pakistan has won its first match against Zimbabwe.
The 1992 Cricket World Cup was co hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Once again, the event is co-hosted by these two countries.
5: Age of Captain
In 1992, Imran Khan was the captain of Pakistan Cricket Team who was playing his last World Cup at the age 40. Now in 2015, the captain Misbah ul Haq is playing is last World Cup and at the age of 40.
6: Two Leg Spinners:
In 1992, Pakistan squad included two leg spinners,Mushtaq Ahmad and Iqbal Sikandar. Once again, the Pakistani squad includes two leg spinners, Shahid Afridi and Yasir Shah.
7: Middle Order Batsman
In 1992, the middle order batsman Inziamam Ul Haq who played an important role in Pakistan victories was from Multan. Once again, in 2015, our middle order batsman whose batting style resembles with Inzimam ul Haq, belongs from Multan.
8: Opening Batsman
In 1992, our opening bastman Ramiz Raja was from Lahore. Once again, in 2015, our opener Ahmad Shahzad belongs from Lahore.
9: Captain City
In 1992, the then captain of Pakistan Cricket team was from Mianwali. Once again, the Pakistan captain Misbah ul Haq is from Mianwali.
10: Left Arm Fast Bowlers
In 1992, left arm fast bowler Wasim Akram was leading Pakistan’s bowling attack. Once again, in 1992, we are playing with attacking left arm fast bowlers Mohammad Irfan, Rahat Ali and Wahab Riaz.
11: Months of World Cup
The 1992 Cricket World Cup was held in Febuary and March. Once again, the Cricket World Cup is happening in these months.
In 1992, Pakistan was the unexpected winner of Cricket World Cup . In 2015, once again, the unexpected winner of Cricket World Cup is … let the unexpected happen first 🙂