The Pakistan Cricket Team Prepares for the World Cup
Babar Azam & Co Set to Fly to India on September 25
The Pakistan Cricket team will be under intense pressure to perform while they are in India for the World Cup.
No Visa Issues This Time
There will hopefully be no visa issues this time along for the Pakistan Cricket Team. Babar Azam & Co is set to jet off to India for ODI World Cup 2023 on September 25.
Departure Date: September 25
On September 25, the Team Pakistan will depart for India, flying through Dubai, and will arrive in Hyderabad two days later.
- October 6: Pakistan vs Netherlands (inaugural match)
- October 14: Pakistan vs India (highly anticipated encounter) in Ahmedabad
Ahead of the World Cup 2023, Pakistan will play their first official warm-up match vs New Zealand on September 29. Then on October 3, Men in Green will go against Australia in the second warm-up match. Both matches will be played at the Uppal Stadium in Hyderabad.
Babar Azam Unhappy with Asia Cup Exit
Babar Azam is not pleased with Pakistan Cricket Team’s Asia Cup 2023 exit. Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf, the Pakistan Cricket team’s two key bowlers got injured in the continental cup. And Men in Green exit following a defeat to Sri Lanka in a match that had to be won caused tension in the locker room.
After the PAK vs SL match, two superstars Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi got into a furious altercation in the locker room as per local reports.
Pressure Builds on Pakistan Captain
Pakistani captain Babar Azam did not hold back, according to Bol News. He called out non-performers and warned them that because they had grown to be too famous, their performances were irrelevant.
Following a string of subpar performances, Pakistan’s captain is under pressure. Pakistan played in the semifinal and final of the last two T20 World Cups, although they lost both times. Pakistan’s home Test series losses to Australia and England were not victories. They were so unable to advance to the WTC Final. Pakistan also lost to Sri Lanka in the final of the previous Asia Cup (T20).
Keep an Eye on the World Cup
The Pakistan Cricket team will be under intense pressure to perform while they are in India for the World Cup. The World Cup will be Babar Azam’s final opportunity. Additionally, Shaheen Afridi is currently developing as the team’s greater star, thus any missteps could lose him the captaincy.