The road to the 2023 Cricket World Cup is set to begin later this month with Zimbabwe’s tour to Pakistan which is a part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
Star all-rounder, Shoaib Malik, has advised the team management that Pakistan must consistently pick players from a group of 22 or 23 players, in order to increase their chances of winning the 2023 World Cup.
Malik added that the current crop of players needs to be picked consistently in order to give them experience and boost their confidence. He said that consistently playing matches will help the players gain experience to perform at the mega event.
The 38-year old advised the national team to take inspiration from England’s 2019 World Cup-winning campaign.
Take [the] example of how England came up with proper execution of their plans. After the 2015 World Cup, they formed a team with strong combinations and then continued with those combinations to win [the] World Cup in 2019.
Malik announced his retirement from ODI cricket after the 2019 Cricket World Cup, but he still plans to continue playing for Pakistan in the shortest format of the game. Malik recently became the first Asian batsman to score 10,000 T20 runs.
Malik previously announced his plans to retire from all forms of cricket after the 2020 T20 World Cup, but the tournament was postponed to next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Malik concluded that if he proves to be a burden on the team, he will retire before the mega event.