Pakistan has landed in Australia for the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022. They are coming on the back of winning the tri-series final against hosts New Zealand. The series also featured Bangladesh. The Green Brigade will start their campaign against none other than their arch-rivals India on October 23 in Melbourne. Before this game, they will play two warm-up games, against England and Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, ahead of the tournament, one of the team members in the team, Shan Masood has written a long column about the team’s preparation ahead of the tournament. In the column, he pointed out the number of games his side has played in a build up to the showpiece event. The left-hander claims that winning seven games out of 12 games is the ideal preparation for the World Cup.
“The World Cup journey is finally starting after what has probably been one of the longest build-ups to an ICC event for us. Before hopping into Australia from New Zealand’s South Island, we have already played 12 games – of which we have won seven – in less than a month and have two warm-ups to go before our tournament opener against India at the mighty MCG on 23 October.
“We have experienced a historical series against England – which, unfortunately, we could not close out in terms of the result – but the three-nation series in New Zealand provided us with the ideal preparation in the conditions that we are expected to encounter in Australia. We now have an ideal picture of what is required to bring the coveted trophy home,” Shan Masood wrote in his column on the official website of the PCB.
Pakistan would be looking to solve their middle order batting issue
Meanwhile, the Babar Azam-led side will be looking to solve it’s middle-order batting issue. Since the Men’s Asia Cup 2022, the team has seen the middle order collapsing more often than they would have liked. In the warm-up games against England and Afghanistan, the batters in the middle-order would like to get some runs under their belt.