Pakistan’s first match is scheduled for October 6 against the Netherlands
Days before Pakistan’s opening ICC World Cup 2023 match against the Netherlands, the director of the Pakistan cricket team Mickey Arthur joined the team on Sunday in Hyderabad, India.
On October 6, Pakistan will play its inaugural game against the Netherlands.
Arthur returned to take up his position with the Pakistan team in India after previously serving as the team’s head coach. He was hired by the PCB for this job in April, where his duties included formulating game plans for the Pakistan men’s squad.
Pakistan had a tremendous run of success under his former leadership from 2016 to 2019, rising to the top spot in Tests and T20 Internationals. They achieved a huge victory in 2017 under Arthur’s management by winning the ICC Champions Trophy.
Pakistan recently faced New Zealand in a World Cup warm-up game, and they set a lofty 346-run goal for themselves. Nevertheless, New Zealand triumphed, chasing the total with just five wickets lost.
The Green Shirts will take on Australia on October 3 in their second exhibition game before facing the Netherlands on October 6 to kick off their World Cup campaign.
Pakistan squad for ICC World Cup 2023
Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Abdullah Shafique, Saud Shakeel, Imam-ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, M Wasim Jr., Salman Ali Agha, and Babar Azam (c).
Mohammad Haris, Abrar Ahmed, and Zaman Khan are the traveling reserves.
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
The daytime games will begin at 10:00 A.M Pakistan Standard Time (PST), while the nighttime games will begin at 1:30 A.M (PST).
Pakistan will play in Kolkata if they make it to the semifinals.
Unless they are playing Pakistan, in which case they will play in Kolkata, India will play in Mumbai if they advance to the semi-finals.