Pakistan to play two World Cup warm-up matches in India’s Hyderabad
By News Desk
August 23, 2023 08:44 PM
Pakistan will play their two warm-up fixtures in India’s city Hyderabad ahead of the start of the World Cup games as the International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday announced the official warm-up fixtures for this year's ICC Men's Cricket World Cup in India.
The 10 teams will each play two official 50-over contests during the week leading up to the start of the World Cup on October 5, with matches to be held in three different cities across India.
The matches will be held in Guwahati, Hyderabad and Thiruvananthapuram between Friday 29 September and Tuesday 3 October and will provide teams with the perfect opportunity to acclimatise to the conditions they are expected to face during the World Cup.
On the opening day of warm-up fixtures Pakistan will face New Zealand in Hyderabad.
Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in Guwahati, South Africa will tackle Afghanistan in Thiruvananthapuram and.
Hosts India will battle it out against reigning champions England the following day in Guwahati, while five-time winners Australia will be looking for some valuable practice when they play the Netherlands in Thiruvananthapuram on the same day.
All games will commence at 2:30pm PST and teams will be allowed to field all members of their 15-player squads during the matches.
Pakistan will take on Australia on the last day of the warm-up fixtures i.e October 3 in Hyderabad.
World Cup warm-up fixtures:
Friday 29 September
Pakistan v New Zealand, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
South Africa v Afghanistan, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Saturday 30 September
India v England, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Australia v Netherlands, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Monday 2 October
England v Bangladesh, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
New Zealand v South Africa, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Tuesday 3 October
Pakistan v Australia, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
India v Netherlands, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram