Pakistani captain Babar Azam (L) and South African cricketer Quinton de Kock take a shot. AFP photo
Pakistan’s cricket team will face South Africa in their second warm-up match today in Abu Dhabi (Wednesday).
The national cricket team will depart Dubai at 2 p.m. (PST) for Abu Dhabi for the match, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. (GST).
Furthermore, the national team’s batting consultant, Mathew Hayden, will hold a virtual press conference ahead of tomorrow’s training session at the ICC Academy ground in Dubai (Thursday).This virtual session will begin at 12 p.m. (PST), and media representatives can participate by contacting Pakistan Cricket Board Communications Manager Ibrahim Badges at least two hours before the start time.
Pakistan trains ahead of South Africa warm-up clash
The T20 World Cup squad led by Babar Azam took part in an optional training session at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Academy Ground.
The training session was also attended by skipper Babar Azam, as well as senior players Mohammad Hafeez and Sarfraz Ahmed.
At the ICC Cricket Ground, Muhammad Wasim Jr, Usman Qadir, Khushdal Shah, Shahnawaz Dhani, Mohammad Nawaz, and Haider Ali were also present.
Pakistan defeat West Indies in a warm-up match
Pakistan defeated the West Indies by seven wickets in a warm-up match on Monday.
Pakistani upper-order batsmen Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam were outstanding with the bat, scoring 46 and 50 runs, respectively, while Pakistani bowlers also took timely wickets to limit the West Indies to 130 runs.
In the first warm-up match between the two teams, the West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first.
West Indies’ Ravi Rampaul dismissed Mohammad Rizwan for 13 runs, while Hayden Walsh dismissed Babar (50) and Mohammad Hafeez — who went for a duck. Pakistan’s bowlers performed admirably against an aggressive West Indian side. The Windies never looked at ease batting first, losing wickets at regular intervals and finishing their innings at 130/7 from 20 overs.