But Pakistan then beat South Africa, Sri Lanka and England on their way to the final, where they thumped India by 180 runs. Much to Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Pakistan's relief, frontline paceman Mohammad Amir has been declared fit and he is likely to feature in Pakistan's playing 11.
The Pakistani Team is struggling now as they play against West Indies in their first game at the Trent Bridge in Nottinghamshire.
At a ground synonymous with mammoth totals in one-day internationals in recent years, Pakistan's carelessness in the face of the short-ball tactic meant they crumpled to 105 all out in 21.4 overs.
Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed however believes that being unpredictable in the World Cup is a good thing as every team is scared of Pakistan. He continued his form in the warm-up game too by scoring 54 off just 25 balls against New Zealand.
"We wanted to field first because of the moisture on the wicket and overcast conditions", said Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Pakistan will seek inspiration from its dramatic Champions Trophy win in England two years ago when it takes on a resurgent West Indies on Friday.
This netizen posted Nawazuddin Siddiqui to the troll Pakistani team.
After winning the toss, Jason Holder invited Pakistan to bat first and the Asian side failed to put up any kind of resistance as they were reduced to 105 all out by the Caribbean side.
Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman opened the innings for Pakistan.
For a team who routinely oscillate between sublime cricket and farce and are cursed with a legendary ability to self-destruct, Pakistan will enter another World Cup as the proverbial dark horses with good memories of England.