Pakistan's Defeat in Sri Lanka Sparks World Cup Fears

Pakistan lost the Test as well as the ODI series against hosts Sri Lanka leading many back home to doubt their ability to compete successfully in the World Cup next year.

updated: August 31, 2014 18:33 IST
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Smells like a defeat? Pakistan players after losing the ODI series in Sri Lanka.


Karachi: Former cricket greats said on Sunday they fear Pakistan's one-day defeat in Sri Lanka will hurt preparations for the World Cup just five months away. (Also read: Australia captain Clarke determined to win World Cup)

Pakistan were beaten by seven wickets in the third and final one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday after being bowled for a mere 102, losing the three-match series 2-1.

They also lost the preceding two-match Test series 2-0.

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