Before Cricket World Cup 2023, Pakistan cricket team reached India after seven years.


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The Pakistan cricket team arrived on Wednesday on its first visit to India in seven years to participate in the ODI World Cup starting on October 5. The team led by Babar Azam will spend a lot of time in Hyderabad after coming from Dubai. There was a long pause of nine hours. The squad left Lahore early on Wednesday and reached Hyderabad at night. Pakistan will play its first warm-up match against New Zealand on September 29 before taking on Australia on October 3. They will begin their tournament campaign against the Netherlands before taking on Sri Lanka on October 10. Pakistan players had got less than 48 Indian visas. A few hours before his scheduled visit. Due to the strained relations between the two countries, both India and Pakistan face each other only in Asia Cup and ICC events.

Only Mohammad Nawaz and Salman Ali Aga have toured India for cricket. Babar could not play the T20 World Cup in India in 2016 due to injury.

“The BCCI has assured the ICC that all teams will be provided the best security and will be well looked after, so I don’t expect anything different for our team,” Head said. will face any problem in India.” Zaka Ashraf of the PCB Management Committee told this to reporters before the team’s departure.

Before the team’s departure, Babar had talked about his excitement about playing in India, especially in Ahmedabad, where the arch-rivals face each other in front of a crowd of over one lakh.

“Although we have not played in India before, we are not taking too much pressure. We have done our research and we have heard that the conditions are the same as in other Asian countries,” Babar said in the pre-departure media. conference.

“I am excited to play in Ahmedabad as it will be a packed house. I will try my best to perform to my potential. I am not worried about my personal accolades, I want to make sure that whatever I do That should help the results.” Team,” he said.

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