Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 23 September 2019

What must Pakistan do to reach World Cup semi-finals?: The Cricket Pod

Also in this episode, sports writer Kritika Naidu gives us her takeaways from England's victory over India

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This week on The Cricket Pod, sports writer Kritika Naidu talks in depth about England's Cricket World Cup victory against India at Edgbaston on Sunday – and what both teams can learn from the match going forward.

Have the tournament hosts regained momentum ahead of this week's must-win match against New Zealand?

Is there a risk of India losing steam at a crucial stage of the competition? Have England found their ideal XI, or would they go with a "horses for courses" policy while picking sides? And must India have a think on their batting order?

Also in this episode:

  • What must Pakistan do to edge past England or New Zealand and reach the last four? Can we expect teams to play Twenty20-style cricket as net run-rates come into play? And will Bangladesh fancy their chances of doing the improbable? Sports editor Graham Caygill and host Chitrabhanu Kadalayil discuss the most likely semi-final scenarios
  • Kadalayil provides his take on why veteran India wicketkeeper MS Dhoni should retire after the World Cup.

Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and his Pakistan teammates have a huge challenge on their hands to reach the World Cup semi-finals. Lee Smith / Reuters
Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and his Pakistan teammates have a huge challenge on their hands to reach the World Cup semi-finals. Lee Smith / Reuters

Updated: July 2, 2019 12:30 PM

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