ICC World Cup: A fan notices amusing resemblances between Pakistan's 1992 and 2023 journeys

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ICC World Cup: A fan notices amusing resemblances between Pakistan's 1992 and 2023 journeys

As Babar Azam and his team gear up for their World Cup campaign in India, a social media influencer has taken it upon himself to highlight what every fan is attempting - finding parallels between the 1992 World Cup, when Imran Khan and his team brought the coveted trophy home.

With the mega event slated to kick off on October 5, a Pakistani fan on X, formerly known as Twitter, has shared a humorous video pointing out similarities between the Green Shirts' campaigns in the 1992 and 2023 World Cups.

In the video, the fan humorously draws comparisons, such as India winning the Asia Cup, an injury to a Pakistani pacer, Pakistan's ODI rankings, and the team captain being unmarried.

It's worth noting that the Pakistan team arrived at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India, on Wednesday to participate in the mega event.

They've already played one warm-up match, which they lost to New Zealand by five wickets on Friday.

The Green Shirts are scheduled to face Australia on October 3 in their second warm-up match before embarking on their World Cup journey against the Netherlands on October 6.

Pakistan's squad for the ICC World Cup 2023 includes:

  • Babar Azam (c)
  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  • Shadab Khan
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Usama Mir
  • Haris Rauf
  • M. Wasim Jnr
  • Hasan Ali
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Salman Ali Agha

Travelling reserves:

  • Mohammad Haris
  • Abrar Ahmed
  • Zaman Khan

Pakistan's World Cup schedule for 2023 is as follows:

  • October 6 — vs Netherlands in Hyderabad
  • October 10 — vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad
  • October 14 — vs India in Ahmedabad
  • October 20 — vs Australia in Bengaluru
  • October 23 — vs Afghanistan in Chennai
  • October 27 — vs South Africa in Chennai
  • October 31 — vs Bangladesh in Kolkata
  • November 4 — vs New Zealand in Bengaluru (Day match)
  • November 11 — vs England in Kolkata

Day matches will commence at 10:00 am Pakistan Standard Time (PST), while all other matches will be day-night fixtures starting at 01:30 pm (PST).

Should Pakistan qualify for the semi-finals, they will play in Kolkata. If India also qualifies for the semi-finals and faces Pakistan, the match will be held in Kolkata; otherwise, India will play in Mumbai.

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Abu Bakar Khan

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