Pakistan vice-captain Shadab Khan, drew a comparison between the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad and Rawalpindi’s stadium, noting that both venues feature flat pitches and shorter boundaries.
This came after Pakistan’s warm-up match against New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, where the Men in Green chose to bat first and posted a total of 345 runs. In his debut on Indian soil, Mohammad Rizwan scored a century, while Captain Babar Azam contributed 80 runs.
In reply, Pakistan’s bowlers struggled to make breakthroughs, allowing New Zealand to easily reach the target in 43.4 overs. Notably, Pakistan’s pace spearhead, Shaheen Shah Afridi, missed the warm-up match against the Black Caps, while Hasan Ali, filling in for Naseem Shah, took one wicket.
Pakistan is scheduled to participate in another warm-up match against Australia on October 3, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Following that, Pakistan will commence its World Cup 2023 journey against the Netherlands on October 6 at the same venue in Hyderabad.
Pakistan Squad for ICC World Cup 2023
Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.
Pakistan Schedule For ICC World Cup 2023
October 6 – Pakistan vs Netherlands in Hyderabad at 2:00 PM (IST)
October 10 – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad at 2:00 PM (IST)
October 14 – India vs Pakistan in Ahmedabad at 2:00 PM (IST)
October 20 – Australia vs Pakistan in Bengaluru at 2:00 PM (IST)
October 23 – Pakistan vs Afghanistan in Chennai at 2:00 PM (IST)
October 27 – Pakistan vs South Africa in Chennai at 2:00 PM (IST)
October 31 – Pakistan vs Bangladesh in Kolkata at 2:00 PM (IST)
November 4 – New Zealand vs Pakistan in Bengaluru at 10:30 AM (IST)
November 11 – England vs Pakistan in Kolkata at 2:00 PM (IST)