File photo of the match between India and Pakistan.© AFP
The Pakistani cricket team is already in India and preparing for the Cricket World Cup 2023. The mega event will start on October 5 and the final match will be played on November 19. The Babar Azam-led team will start with its cricket team. World Cup campaign with a match against the Netherlands on October 6. Meanwhile, the much-awaited match against arch-rivals India will take place on October 14. Ahead of the crucial match against the number one ODI team, Pakistan great Moin Khan has said that the players get scared while playing against India.
“I saw this 100%. The players seemed scared, they even hesitated to give suggestions to Babar, be it Rizwan, Shadab or Shaheen. It was visible that the team was not in the mood. There were no discussions and even if there were suggestions, they were not followed. And even if Babar followed them, they did not work,” Moin told Cricket Pakistan while analyzing Babar and company’s performance at the Asia Cup 2023.
“Another thing is that players get scared against India. And those who are really scared that their suggestions won’t work… that’s fear. As a cricketer you have to fulfill your potential and you have to contribute 100%. It’s okay if you suggestions go wrong, that happens. But your body language shows if you want to win, and it wasn’t visible. And I’m pretty sure there were some problems in the locker room. And I know, in a professional environment There are differences but you have to end them to perform better. You have to move on,” Moin added.
Kane Williamson showed his class in his first league match in six months while Rachin Ravindra was at the top of the rankings as New Zealand set a 346-run target in their opening World Cup match against Pakistan in Hyderabad on Friday.
Apart from the openers, Pakistani batters including Mohammad Rizwan (103 retired, hurt on 91), Babar Azam (80 off 84) and Saud Shaukeel (75 off 53) had a good hit in the middle, helping their team to a daunting 345 could seat five. in 50 overtime hours.
Pakistan will take on Australia in their second and final warm-up match on October 3.
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