Babar Azam’s Grand Welcome in Hyderabad

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Babar Azam’s Grand Welcome in Hyderabad

Complete schedule Grand Welcome in Hyderabad

Pakistan’s cricket captain, Babar Azam, received a resounding welcome from enthusiastic fans as he and the Pakistan cricket team touched down at Hyderabad Airport. This arrival marked the beginning of their journey in preparation for the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup 2023, set to be held in India. The team had initially traveled to Dubai and subsequently made their way to the capital city of Telangana.

Hyderabad serves as the backdrop for Pakistan’s initial World Cup preparations, including their first two matches of the tournament. In addition to these fixtures, the team is scheduled to engage in two practice matches against formidable opponents, New Zealand and Australia, on September 29 and October 3, respectively, all within the same city.

This tour holds particular significance as it signifies the first time the Pakistan cricket team has visited India in seven years. Their previous visit was during the 2016 T20 World Cup. For several high-profile players like Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, and others, this tour marks their maiden experience of playing cricket on Indian soil.

The warm reception accorded to the Pakistan cricket team at Hyderabad Airport exemplifies the shared passion and love for the sport between the two neighboring nations. Cricket has a unique ability to unite people across borders and cultures, and the World Cup serves as a platform for showcasing the world’s best cricketing talent.

As Pakistan gears up for the World Cup, their schedule includes a series of challenging matches against various opponents. Here is an overview of Pakistan’s complete schedule for the 2023 World Cup:

  1. Match 2: October 6 – Pakistan vs Netherlands, Hyderabad, 2.00 pm IST
  2. Match 8: October 10 – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Hyderabad, 2.00 pm IST
  3. Match 12: October 14 – India vs Pakistan, Ahmedabad, 2.00 pm IST
  4. Match 18: October 20 – Australia vs Pakistan, Bengaluru, 2.00 pm IST
  5. Match 22: October 23 – Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Chennai, 2.00 pm IST
  6. Match 26: October 27 – Pakistan vs South Africa, Chennai, 2.00 pm IST
  7. Match 31: October 31 – Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Kolkata, 2.00 pm IST
  8. Match 35: November 4 – New Zealand vs Pakistan, Bengaluru, 10.30 am IST
  9. Match 44: November 11 – England vs Pakistan, Kolkata, 2.00 pm IST

Pakistan’s 15-man squad, led by captain Babar Azam and vice-captain Shadab Khan, boasts a talented lineup. The squad includes players such as Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr., and Hasan Ali.

With anticipation building, cricket enthusiasts worldwide will closely follow Pakistan’s journey in the 2023 ODI World Cup. The warm welcome they received at Hyderabad Airport is a testament to the excitement and fervor surrounding this prestigious tournament, where cricketing nations will compete for glory on the global stage.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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