Pakistan cricket team started training ahead of the World Cup 2023, Pakistan cricket team started training ahead of the World Cup 2023 The Pakistani cricket team arrived in India on November 27 for World Cup 2023 after a 7-year gap. After facing New Zealand and Australia in warmup games, they will head into the World Cup. They have started their preparation for the World Cup 2023. We’ll analyze the Pakistani cricket team’s pre-World Cup preparations.
Squad Selection for World Cup 2023
The Pakistani Cricket team announced their squad for World Cup 2023 6 days back. They made some surprise changes. We will take a look at the squad for World Cup 2023
Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmad, Abdullah Shafique, Imam Ul Haq, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Shahdab Khan, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Usama Mir.
The traveling reserves are Mohammad Haris (wk), Zaman Khan, and Abrar Ahmad.
Shahdab Khan will serve as the squad’s vice-captain, with Babar Azam as the team captain. Although the squad is experienced and talented, the games will decide their progress. Due to an injury, Naseem Shah was not included in the World Cup 2023 team. It is a big blow for the Pakistani team. Hasssan Ali is in for Naseem shah. It is a major change for the Pakistani team.
Warm Up Matches
Pakistan cricket team will play two warmup matches before World Cup 2023. They play New Zealand in their opening warmup match on September 29 at 3 p.m. (IST). Their second warmup game is against Australia on September 3 at 3 p.m. (Ist). These warmup games will be very important for the team as they will be the decisive two games heading into the World Cup. These two games will decide the final playing XI for the Pakistani team in World Cup 2023. The players performing in these two games will surely be able to play in the World Cup 2023.
Challenges and Hurdles
The Pakistani cricket team has faced a few challenges heading into the World Cup. Naseem Shah is injured. Naseem has been the backbone of the Pakistani pace attack. But unfortunately, he is injured and is out of the World Cup 2023. Haris Sohail has been a great middle-order batsman for the Pakistan One Day side for a while, but unfortunately, he is also injured and is out of the World Cup 2023. Fakhar Zaman’s batting form is very concerning for the side, as he is an important asset for the team. Babar Azam will be the main highlight of the team. As we know, the Pakistani team is unpredictable; they will make sure that they give their every bit of potential on the ground, and they will face any challenge coming for them.
Fan’s Expectations and Support
The Fans of the Pakistani cricket team are always cheering for their beloved team. They make sure to support their team whether they win or lose. The Pakistani team landed on September 27 in India, warmly welcomed by the Indian fans at Hyderabad Airport. It was a heartwarming scene. The Pakistani fans are very confident, and they firmly believe that their team will lift their second World Cup trophy in India and break their 30-year struggle to win a World Cup trophy.On September 6 at 3 p.m. (Ist), in Hyderabad, the Pakistani team will face the Netherlands to open their World Cup campaign.