Their confidence was dented when they suffered a thumping loss to arch-rivals and neighbours India in their opening match of the campaign and the limp performance put Pakistan's chances of reaching the semi-finals in severe jeopardy.
That team could find themselves acting as a ´path-finder´ for the resumption of tours of Pakistan by major cricket nations.
"Its bowling attack was brilliant with Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan contributing well throughout the tournament but the emergence of a couple of newer players in Hasan Ali and Fakhar Zaman, who scored a brilliant century in the final, is exciting for the future for Pakistan".
Bottom-ranked Pakistan produced a breathtaking display at London's Oval on Sunday in the climax of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global nations.
The Indian cricket team will head into Sunday's final against Pakistan as the defending champions, having won the title in 2013.
Pakistan beat India by 180 runs at the Oval in London after India failed badly in trying to chase down their target. Four consecutive wins against four top teams are not "upsets"; it is called playing good cricket consistently. Some of the images of the thrilling quarterfinal between India and Pakistan, a teary-eyed Vinod Kambli leaving the field after the India-Sri Lanka semi-final got disrupted by an unruly crowd in Calcutta et al are still fresh in my mind.
Pakistan were hopeless at the start of the tournament and actually played like a number eight, which was their ranking when they came in the tournament.
"Amir was the guy that could do that for us", said Arthur. "We tried to do out best, but even with the ball, they were aggressive, while we didn't show any resistance apart from Hardik, who's knock was outstanding", he said. Now, social media has been fuming ever since on Jadeja, who ultimately got out scoring 15 runs off 41 balls.
"As soon as the game ended, celebrations mirroring the 1992 World Cup and 2009 World T20 wins began across the country", he added.