Most of the cricketers of the Pakistan cricket team have not played in India before, but captain Babar Azam on Tuesday expressed confidence that his team has prepared well for the World Cup starting in India on October 5. The visa of the Pakistani team was approved on Monday night and the team will reach Hyderabad via Dubai on Wednesday i.e. tomorrow 27th September. Before this, only Mohammad Nawaz and Aga Salman have played in India. Babar Azam could not come to India for the T20 World Cup in 2016 due to injury.
We will return from India with the trophy:
Babar Azam said, ‘We have not played in India before, we are not taking much pressure. We have made our preparations and we have heard that the circumstances will be similar to other Asian countries. It is a great honor for me to travel as a captain this time, I hope that this time we will come back with the trophy.’ Babar Azam, one of the top batsmen in the world, is expected to score a lot of runs in the ICC World Cup 2023. The Pakistani captain is also eager about the big match against India in Ahmedabad on 14th October.
Pakistani captain gave threat before the World Cup:
Babar Azam said, ‘I am excited to play in Ahmedabad because the stadium will be packed. I will try my best to perform to the best of my ability. I’m not worried about my personal achievements, I want to make sure whatever I do helps the team get results. Whenever a trip is coming up, I spend some time planning it. I prepare by watching the opposing team. I try to set goals for myself and give my 100 percent on the field.’
Problems in the Pakistani team:
Pakistan was considered a strong contender to win the Asia Cup 2023, but the team returned empty-handed from this continental tournament which was won by India. The team’s star fast bowler Naseem Shah has also been ruled out of the World Cup 2023 due to injury in this tournament, while the team is facing problems in both the bowling and batting departments. Babar Azam stressed the need to support players struggling with poor form, including players like Fakhar Zaman and Shadab Khan who failed to perform effectively in the Asia Cup.