Babar Azam scored a half-century in his first match in India, played captaincy innings against New Zealand

Babar Azam half century: The bugle for 2023 ODI World Cup has been sounded. However, the warm-up matches of the tournament are currently being played. The match between Pakistan and New Zealand is going on at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. In this match, Pakistan captain Babar Azam scored a brilliant half-century.

Let us tell you that Babar Azam has come to play in India for the first time. In such a situation, Babar did wonders by scoring a half-century in his very first match in India. In this practice match against New Zealand, Babar Azam played a brilliant inning of 80 runs in 84 balls. During this, 8 fours and 2 sixes came from Babar’s bat.

In this warm-up match against New Zealand, Pakistan team is batting first. Pak openers flopped in front of Kiwi team. Imam Ul Haq returned to the pavilion after scoring 01 and Abdullah Shafiq 14 runs. After this, captain Babar Azam took charge along with wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan.

Babar played shots all around the field and also scored many runs with his signature cover drive. Babar along with Rizwan made a partnership of 114 runs for the third wicket.

Pak team will play its first match on 6th October

Pakistan team will play its first match in the 2023 ODI World Cup on 6 October. Pakistan’s first match in the World Cup will be against Netherlands. This match will be played in Hyderabad. In the World Cup, Pakistan team will play its matches in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata.

Pakistan’s schedule in 2023 ODI World Cup

06 October: Pakistan vs Netherlands – at Hyderabad
10 October: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka – at Hyderabad
October 14: India vs Pakistan – in Ahmedabad
October 20: Pakistan vs Australia – Bengaluru
October 23: Pakistan vs Afghanistan – at Chennai
27 October: South Africa vs Pakistan – in Chennai
October 31: Pakistan vs Bangladesh – Kolkata
04 November: Pakistan vs New Zealand – in Bengaluru
11 November: Pakistan vs England – in Kolkata.

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