Winners of the 1992 World Cup, Pakistan haven’t been able to add to their trophy collection in six attempts since. And as the seventh ranked side in the world, they are looking to score an upset to change that in 2019.
Their squad certainly isn’t what it was and they have struggled against the better teams in the world for the past couple of years. The last time they played in England, however, they won the ICC Champions Trophy – can they surprise everyone and pull off a repeat of that performance?
ICC Cricket World Cup TV Preview – Can Pakistan Claim a Second Trophy?
Despite having produced some of the best cricketers of all time, Pakistan isn’t widely expected to be a genuine threat at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Though they have some undeniable talent in their squad, it isn’t the equivalent of some of the top teams and their depth leaves a little to be desired.
Add to that the fact that they are coming off a 5-0 series drubbing at the hands of Australia and haven’t won an ODI series against anyone other than Zimbabwe since 2017, and things aren’t looking great for Pakistan. However, rewind just two years, and they were victorious at the second biggest ODI event in world cricket: the ICC Champions Trophy. At that tournament, they demolished first England by eight wickets in the semi-final and then India by 180 runs in the final to pull off a surprise victory. And given that was played in English conditions just like this World Cup will be, perhaps they will head in with a little more confidence than most would expect.
How Pakistan is able to perform at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be the subject of plenty of interest, but unfortunately the official Australian ICC Cricket World Cup free to air broadcaster, Channel Nine, will be only be airing a couple of their Group Stage matches. In contrast, Kayo Sports will offer significantly more coverage of Pakistan’s pursuit of a second ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, airing every delivery of the tournament live and in High Definition, as well as on-demand for those who want to catch up at a later date.* This includes Pakistan vs India on June 16, a rivalry which well and truly transcends the cricket field.
How to Stream Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup
Kayo will be the place to go for streaming Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Every single delivery of their nine group matches will be aired both live and on-demand, and if they advance through to the finals, you’ll be able to stream those matches too.*
You’ll also get access to a range of unique on screen features, including SplitView – which enables you to watch numerous sporting events on one screen simultaneously – as well as No Spoilers (hides the scores) and Key Moments (lets you jump to the most important moments of the match), both of which greatly enhance the viewing experience for those watching on-demand. Kayo also has a Minis feature, which allows fans to watch a multi hours match in a version condensed into just 15-30 minutes.* Considering every game of the tournament will run into the early hours of the morning, this World Cup on demand option will be key in allowing you to stay on top of the action.
Simply take a moment to review the Kayo 14 days free trial, and then check out the fixtures listed below so you can start streaming Pakistan matches live to one of the variety of eligible devices listed in the table.
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What time does Pakistan play? Live TV Fixtures (AEST)
TV fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. ICC Cricket World Cup on-demand match replays will be made available following the conclusion of each contest. Consult the on-screen Kayo TV Guide for exact replay times. Due to licensing agreements, the team Pakistan free to air coverage is limited to select matches:
Pakistan Live TV Times (Sydney time)
|Friday 31 May LIVE||Pakistan v West Indies||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 3 June LIVE||Pakistan v England||7.30pm||GEM / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 7 June LIVE||Pakistan v Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 12 June LIVE||Pakistan v Australia||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 16 June LIVE||Pakistan v India||7.30pm||GEM / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 23 June LIVE||Pakistan v South Africa||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 26 June LIVE||Pakistan v New Zealand||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 29 June LIVE||Pakistan v Afghanistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 5 July LIVE||Pakistan v Bangladesh||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
ICC Cricket World Cup Streaming Guide
Kayo Sports allows you to stream Pakistan at the ICC Cricket World Cup to a variety of online streaming devices, giving you more flexibility than ever. You can tune into every delivery on your PC or Mac (via any of Safari, Firefox, Chrome or Edge), as well as iOS and Android mobiles and tablets, Apple TV, Telstra TV and Android TV, and Google Chromecast.*
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes||Via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p|
|Telstra TV||Yes||Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p|
|Android TV||Yes||Via app for version 7.0 and up|
|Samsung Smart TVs||Soon||App in development|
|PS4 and Xbox One||Soon||App in development|
|Apple TV||Yes||4th Generation or higher|
Pakistan Match Previews
One of Pakistan’s biggest matches at the World Cup will come in just their second outing when they face England on the 3rd of June. In front of what will no doubt be a parochial crowd at Trent Bridge and against the number one side in ODI cricket, Pakistan will have the odds stacked against them, but a win here would set the tone for a surprising tournament.
Undoubtedly the match in which Pakistan will be most eager to get the points, however, comes a couple of weeks later when they face India on the 16th of June. Long time rivals on the cricket field and with a storied history off it, both sides will be desperate for a win.
Pakistan’s ICC Cricket World Cup Results
Throughout the 70s, 80s and early parts of the 90s, Pakistan was consistently one of the best performing teams at this event. After a Group Stage exit in the first World Cup in 1975, they made four consecutive semi-finals between 1979 and 1992. They lost the first three, but the fourth saw them overcome New Zealand in a thrilling run chase before defeating England in the final to win their first, and to this date only, World Cup trophy.
Since then, they’ve been a little more inconsistent. A quarter-final loss in 1996 was followed by another finals appearance in 1999, but in the two World Cups after that they failed to advance past the Group Stage. A couple of finals since then have seen them remain a relevant and often dangerous force at this event, but they haven’t been able to make it to the final day since 1999.
Pakistan World Cup Stats
|Highest Innings Total||349 (vs Zimbabwe, 2007)|
|Lowest Innings Total||74 (vs England, 1992)|
|Highest Individual Innings||160 (Imran Nazir vs Zimbabwe, 2007)|
|Best Bowling Figures||5/16 (Shahid Afridi vs Kenya, 2011)|
|Most Matches||38 (Wasim Akram)|
*Kayo requires internet & compatible device. Data charges apply. SplitView available on selected, compatible devices. Kayo Sports service may only be used within Australia. 14 day free trial available to new Kayo customers only. HD availability subject to your Internet service and device capabilities.