Pakistan Cricket Team Reach India Ahead of World Cup 2023, The Pakistan men’s cricket team landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India, on Wednesday from Dubai to participate in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Pakistan men’s cricket team is visiting India for the first time in seven years. The Green previously traveled to India in 2016 for the T20 World Cup. Pakistan squad was accompanied by more than 20 security cars as Babar Azam and his men moved to their hotel. It must be noted that Pakistan’s travel contingent consisted of 18 players and 13 support personnel.
Less than 48 hours after landing in India, Pakistan will play their first warmup game against New Zealand on September 29 in Hyderabad. Meanwhile, their last warmup match will be against Australia on October 3, three days before they begin their World Cup campaign by taking the Netherlands on October 6 at the same stadium, while the highly anticipated match against arch-rivals India will take place in Ahmedabad on October 14.
Pakistan Squad for ICC World Cup 2023:
Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Hasan Ali, M Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf.
Travelling Reserves: Mohammad Haris, Abrar Ahmed, Zaman Khan.
Schedule of Pakistan’s Warm-Up Matches:
1.September 29 – vs New Zealand in Hyderabad
2.October 3 – vs Australia in Hyderabad
Pakistan’s Schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023:
October 6 – vs Netherlands in Hyderabad
October 10 – vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad
October 14 – vs India in Ahmedabad
October 20 – vs Australia in Bengaluru
October 23 – vs Afghanistan in Chennai
October 27 – vs South Africa in Chennai
October 31 – vs Bangladesh in Kolkata
November 4 – vs New Zealand in Bengaluru (Day Match)
November 11 – vs England in Kolkata
The day matches will start at 10:00 a.m. Pakistan Standard Time(PST), while all other matches will be day-night fixtures starting at 1:30 a.m.(PST). If Pakistan qualify for the semi-finals, they will play in Kolkata. If India qualifies for the semi-finals, they will play in Mumbai unless playing against Pakistan, in which case they will play in Kolkata. Pakistan Cricket Team Reach India Ahead of World Cup 2023 Both India and Pakistan only face each other in Asia Cup and ICC events due to the tense relations between the two countries. Only Mohammad Nawaz and Salman Ali Agha have visited India for cricket. Babar could not played the T20 World Cup in India in 2016 due to an injury.
With a blend of youth and experience, Pakistan could be a dangerous team in the World Cup. Led by Babar Azam, their batting lineup consists of talented players like Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan. Pakistan is known for its fast attacking pacers, led by Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf. Spinners Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz can contribute significantly with both bat and ball. Pakistan’s strengths are their talented batting lineup, lethal bowling attack, and strong team spirit.