On Saturday, the Pakistan cricket team boarded a chartered plane in Bengaluru and flew to Chennai in preparation for their next match in the ICC World Cup 2023, which will take place on October 21 against Afghanistan.
The Pakistani team will have a day of recuperation upon their arrival. And then they will begin their preparations for their match against Afghanistan on Monday by hitting the nets tomorrow.
Pakistan Cricket team position
As of right now, Pakistan is in fifth place in the standings for the ICC World Cup 2023. They have collected four points from their first three matches, and their net run rate is -0.456.
The dominant scores by David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, followed by a bowling effort that displayed discipline, contributed to Australia’s smashing 62-run victory over Pakistan in the cricket match.
Pakistan cricket team
Pakistan, who was tasked with chasing a difficult mark of 368 runs, was only able to gather 305 runs in response before being bowled out in the 46th over.
Both Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq scored fifty runs for Pakistan as they began their innings, helping the team get off to a strong start. Imam-ul-Haq also scored a hundred.
The combination brought Pakistan to 134 without losing a wicket in 21 overs when Marcus Stoinis struck with his very first ball to break the shackles. He beat Abdullah with a short-pitched delivery to take the wicket of the Pakistani batsman.
Stoinis took two Pakistan cricket team opener
Stoinis then struck again in his next over to remove Imam. And he caused a big dent in Pakistan’s pursuit by removing both set batters in quick succession. Imam’s departure was the second wicket that Stoinis took in rapid succession.
Imam maintained his position as Pakistan’s leading scorer with a total of 70 from 71 balls, including 10 fours.
Adam Zampa, who was not performing well at the time. Immediately extended Australia’s grip by capturing the prized scalp of Pakistan skipper Babar Azam on 18. Which caused the green shirts to fall to 175/3 in 26.2 overs.
Saud and Rizwan partnership
After that, Saud Shakeel and Mohammad Rizwan put up an important 57-run partnership for the fourth wicket before Pat Cummins took out Saud.
Iftikhar Ahmed subsequently joined Rizwan in the middle. And Rizwan continued to attack the Australian bowlers until Zampa took him out in the 39th over.
Zampa then struck again in his next over and removed Pakistan’s mainstay, Mohammad Rizwan put the five-time champions in complete control of the match.
Australian bowlers went through Pakistan’s batting tail
After this, Australian bowlers went through Pakistan’s batting tail and quickly booked them out for 305. Allowing Australia to taste victory for the second game in a row and moving them up to the fourth spot in the ICC World Cup 2023.
Adam Zampa, who took four wickets in his ten overs, led the Australian bowling attack. Although Stoinis and Pat Cummins followed him with two wickets apiece,. Although Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, each dismissed one batter.
The Pakistan Cricket team for the ICC World Cup in 2023
Babar Azam (captain), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, M Wasim Jnr, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Saud Shakeel, and Salman Ali Agha are the other members of the team.
Mohammad Haris, Abrar Ahmed, and Zaman Khan are serving as travelling reserves.
The remaining matches Pakistan cricket team will play in the 2023 ICC World Cup
- versus Afghanistan at Chennai on the 23rd of October
- versus South Africa, on October 27th, in Chennai
- The match against Bangladesh will take place in Kolkata on October 31st.
- The day match vs New Zealand will take place in Bengaluru on November 4.
- versus England, on November 11th, in Kolkata
The day matches of Pakistan Cricket will get underway at 10:00 am Pakistan Standard Time (PST). Whereas the day-night events will get underway at 01:30 pm (PST).