Ahead of the World Cup, Pakistan will play their warm-up match towards New Zealand which is scheduled to happen in Hyderabad on September 29 behind closed doorways. They will kick off their marketing campaign for the World Cup towards the Netherlands on October 6.
Ahead of Pakistan’s warm-up sport towards New Zealand for the much-awaited ODI World Cup, the ‘Men in Green’ arrived on the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad on Wednesday. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and their star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi had been in excessive spirits and had been visibly smiling as they posed for the camerapersons.
Babar Azam additionally posted a narrative on his Instagram account. Babar Azam posted a photograph of himself arriving in Hyderabad with the caption, “Overwhelmed with the love and support here in Hyderabad”.
After practically a decade since their final go to in 2012-13 for a bilateral collection, Pakistan has lastly arrived in India. The ‘Men in Green’ have undergone substantial adjustments since then, with the bulk of the squad dealing with the prospect of enjoying in India for the very first time. This dearth of familiarity with Indian situations might pose a big problem for your complete team.
Earlier in Pakistan, Babar addressed the issues throughout a press convention and mentioned, “All of us are proud of travelling for the World Cup. Although we have not played in India before, we are not taking too much pressure. We have done our research and we have heard the conditions are similar to how they play out in other Asian countries. It is quite an honour for me to travel as the captain this time around, I hope we come back with a trophy this time.”
The lack of expertise on Indian soil will not be the one factor that Pakistan will miss. The presence of the house crowd throughout their event matches might be one other notable absentee.
“Unfortunately, we will be missing the fans. However, as far as I know, the games are all sold out so we will be playing in jam-packed stadiums. Although our fans will not be there, I know they will make sure their love is heard on social media. I have heard that the fans in India also show their love, although I have not experienced that as of yet but I am excited to play in India as well,” Babar added.
Ahead of the World Cup, Pakistan will play their warm-up match towards New Zealand which is scheduled to happen in Hyderabad on September 29 behind closed doorways.
They will kick off their marketing campaign for the World Cup towards the Netherlands on October 6 on the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
Pakistan World Cup squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Wasim.
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