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Tough to see Pak in last four: Zaheer

cricket Updated: Feb 01, 2011 00:21 IST

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Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas feels that players representing the country in the upcoming World Cup will have to play out of their skin if they are to reach the last four stage of the mega event.

"Given the problems and issues Pakistan cricket has faced in the last one year, it is difficult to see Pakistan among the top four in this World Cup," said Zaheer.

He said Pakistan cricket had done well to slowly recover from problems like spot-fixing. "But this process will take time and it's good to see that the new players inducted in the team in place of Salman Butt, Muhammad Aamir and Muhammad Asif are shaping up well. "But to expect this team to fire in the World Cup is a bit difficult."