Shadab Khan, a Pakistani all-rounder, spoke candidly after landing in India for the ICC World Cup 2023.
In a tweet on Thursday on X, formerly known as Twitter, Shadab said that the Pakistan team’s support from the supporters will be essential during the significant event.
“We’re prepared for the World Cup. We’ll give it our all. With the help of our followers, we can accomplish our objectives. Shadab sent a message with the hashtag “Pakistan Zindabad” that said, “We believe when you believe.
It should be mentioned that the Pakistani team trained on Thursday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.
Pakistan has just arrived in India for the ICC World Cup 2023, and this was their first training session there.
The majority of the Pakistani players, including captain Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haris Rauf, and Hasan Ali, participated in the practice.
To take part in the major event, the Pakistani men’s cricket team arrived in Hyderabad, India, on Wednesday from Dubai.
Pakistan’s participation in the competition was eventually confirmed on Monday after a protracted wait when India finally granted visas to the Pakistani team.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) complained in writing to the International Cricket Council (ICC) about a visa delay that it said had interfered with the team’s preparation for the major event across the border.
Before starting their World Cup campaign on October 6 against the Netherlands, Pakistan will play two exhibition games.
On October 14 in Ahmedabad, the bitter rivals India and Pakistan will square off.
ICC World Cup 2023 team for Pakistan
Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, M Wasim Jnr, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Saud Shakeel, and Salman Ali Agha.
Mohammad Haris, Abrar Ahmed, and Zaman Khan are available on short notice.
Schedule of Pakistan’s exhibition games:
- Hyderabad, India, vs. New Zealand 29 September
- Australia on October 3 in Hyderabad
Pakistan’s schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023:
October 6 — vs Netherlands in Hyderabad
October 10 — vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad
October 14 — vs India in Ahmedabad
October 20 — vs Australia in Bengaluru
October 23 — vs. Afghanistan in Chennai
October 27 — vs. South Africa in Chennai
October 31 — vs Bangladesh in Kolkata
November 4 — vs New Zealand Bengaluru (Day match)
November 11 — vs England in Kolkata
All other matches are day-night affairs beginning at 1:30 a.m. Pakistan Standard Time (PST), except the day matches, which begin at 10:00 a.m.
Pakistan will play in Kolkata if they make it to the semi-finals.
India will play in Mumbai if they advance to the semi-finals, unless they are up against Pakistan, in which case they will play in Kolkata.