Pakistan captain Babar Azam received the toss and determined to bat first towards New Zealand within the first warm-up match of the ICC World Cup 2023 in Hyderabad.
Like in previous ICC Cricket World Cup tournaments, the warm-up matches will include 50 overs per facet. Nonetheless, these matches will not have ODI standing as a result of groups could have the flexibleness to incorporate all 15 members of their squad within the taking part in XI.
In keeping with New Zealand Cricket, Williamson will solely function as a batter in at present’s first warm-up match towards Pakistan in Hyderabad, with the goal of batting and fielding in Monday’s second and closing warm-up towards South Africa in Trivandrum. Tom Latham will lead New Zealand in at present’s first warm-up match consequently.
It should be famous that the sport might be held with out spectators. This resolution is available in response to suggestions from native safety authorities in Hyderabad, the match’s designated venue, coinciding with ongoing festivals within the space.
On the identical day as Pakistan’s match towards New Zealand, two different warm-up video games are scheduled: Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka in Guwahati, and South Africa will compete towards Afghanistan in Thiruvananthapuram.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will happen in India with 10 groups combating for the elusive title throughout 10 venues from October 5 to November 19, with the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad internet hosting the event opener and the ultimate.