Former Pakistan batsman Basit Ali believes India will purposely lose their remaining league stage matches in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup so Pakistan would not qualify in the semi-finals.
“India have played only five matches so far and they would never want Pakistan to qualify for the semi-final. India’s remaining matches are against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and everyone saw the way they played against Afghanistan,” said Ali in an interview with ARY News.
“People don’t say that they will lose intentionally but India will play in such a way that people won’t be able to make any remarks. When playing Australia, David Warner didn’t play at all,” he continued.