Pakistan Shouldn't Go for World Cup With Shoddy Performances: Shahid Afridi

Pakistan lost 3-0 to Australia in the recent ODI series in UAE and Shahid Afridi feels if his team is struggling on these pitches, tracks Down Under will surely be a bigger challenger for his teammates.

updated: October 13, 2014 23:20 IST
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Shahid Afridi in action against Australia during an ODI in UAE.


Abu Dhabi: Stand-in captain Shahid Afridi believes Pakistan's abysmal performance in their 3-0 rout by Australia will hurt the team's chances at next year's World Cup.

Pakistan spurned a good chance of salvaging some pride in the third and final one-dayer on Sunday, losing by one run in the final over in Abu Dhabi. (Scorecard)

Needing just two to win in the 50th and final over, Pakistan lost Sohail Tanvir (ten) off spinner Glenn Maxwell's second ball and then Mohammad Irfan (nought) off the last. (Also read: Misbah's absence from 3rd ODI hints at rift in Pakistan team)

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