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Pakistani team gears up for warm-up match against New Zealand

The match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in the Indian city of Hyderabad.



Pakistani team gears up for warm-up match against New Zealand
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Hyderabad:  The Pakistani cricket team, currently in India for the upcoming World Cup, is set to play its first warm-up match today at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad.

This match is part of the preparation for the tournament, with two warm-up matches scheduled before the World Cup officially begins on October 5.

In today's warm-up game, Pakistan will face off against New Zealand, giving both teams an opportunity to fine-tune their strategies and assess their form ahead of the main event.

Despite facing delays in obtaining visas to enter India, the national cricket team arrived in the host country and immediately engaged in practice sessions.

Key players like Captain Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmad, Salman Ali Agha, and Fakhar Zaman were seen in action during optional training sessions.

Other players, including Mohammad Haris, Wasim Jr., and Zaman Khan, also actively participated in the training regimen.

The practice sessions included warm-up exercises, fielding drills, and net sessions.

Additionally, the players underwent gym workouts, cricketing drills, and bowling practice, ensuring they were in top form for the upcoming matches.

The national team's second warm-up match is scheduled against Australia on October 3, offering another valuable opportunity for preparation.

The International Cricket Council has organized two 50-over matches for each of the ten participating teams before the World Cup kicks off on October 5.

The tournament will be hosted in three different cities across India.

Pakistan's World Cup journey officially begins on October 6 with their first match against the Netherlands.

Fans are eagerly anticipating the team's performance in this highly anticipated tournament.