Pakistani cricket fans have their hopes revived once again after the victory of Pakistan in its last match against South Africa. The team showed some signs of hope that they still have a chance to reach the quarter finals. Pakistan will face Ireland on the 15th of March 2015 for the final match of the first round. All hopes are pinned to this match. Experts predict that Pakistan will sustain a third position in its group after the group matches are over.
A third position in its group means that Pakistan will be set up against the second position holders in the other group. This means that Pakistan will face Australia in the quarter finals. The probability of Pakistan meeting Australia in the quarter finals are more and this means that Pakistan will play against Australia at Adelaide. But these are merely predictions and the final results will come after the first round matches are over.
Imran Khan, the former captain and chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, was hopeful that Pakistan has the potential to lift the 2015 cricket world cup, if they manage to qualify and beat Australia in the quarter finals. He also stated that Misbah-ul-Haq should use Yasir shah against Ireland. He stated that the pitch was slow and good for spinners. He also stated that Sarfaraz Ahmed is a potential player and should have been given a chance sooner.