ICC World Cup 2023: Today marks the first time in 7 years that the Pakistani squad will play a match in India
2023 ICC World Cup, Netherlands vs. Pakistan: Babar Azam's Pakistani side finally arrived in Hyderabad ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023 on Wednesday, September 27, just one day after receiving visas for the major event in India. For the first time in seven years, the men's cricket team from Pakistan has travelled to India. Beginning on October 5, India will host the One Day International (ODI) version of the ICC World Cup following the conclusion of the three-match series against Australia.
After seven years, the Pakistani cricket team travelled to India on September 27 to play in the ODI World Cup. It was during this trip that a video featuring the team's captain, Babar Azam, vice-captain, Shadab Khan, and other players went viral. was observed carrying his suitcase out of the aircraft.
Many of the crowd that flocked to the airport to see the Pakistani cricket players expressed their emotions over the reception on social media. When former captain Shahid Afridi captained the T20 team in 2016, Pakistan's cricket team last played in Indian territory.
The cricket teams of India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series against one another in a long time due to political unrest between the two nations. Only in the outdoor global cricket event had the two teams faced each other. Only two members of Pakistan's current squad had visited India before: Salman Ali, who played for the Lahore Lions in the Champions League T20, and Muhammad Nawaz, who was a member of the side that represented Pakistan in the 2016 T20 World Cup.
The team led by Captain Babar Azam will take on the Netherlands in Hyderabad today, October 6, to begin their World Cup campaign. Pakistan had previously faced Australia and New Zealand in two practise matches on 29 September and 3 October. On October 14, Pakistan and India will play in Ahmedabad, where a sell-out crowd of over 100,000 spectators is anticipated.
The following players represent Pakistan: Salman Ali Aga, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim, Abdullah Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, and captain Babar Azam.