The Pakistan cricket team came in India on Wednesday through Dubai and landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.
The delegation, which consists of 18 players and 13 support staff, was escorted to the hotel by a security crew in more than 20 vehicles to assure their safety. Just two days after leaving for Dubai, they arrived quickly, and now they are preparing for their Friday practice match versus New Zealand.
Morne Morkel, their bowling coach, and Mickey Arthur, the team’s director, will accompany them to Dubai and India, respectively. On October 6, Pakistan will play its first World Cup encounter against the Netherlands.
However, the highly anticipated match versus India on October 14 in Ahmedabad will serve as the campaign’s high point.
Due to visa difficulties, there was some doubt over Pakistan’s participation earlier, but this problem was resolved once India released the necessary visas in response to a complaint to the ICC. Before departing for India, captain Babar Azam requested prayers from the crowd, heightening the excitement and expectation for the next competition.