Pakistan Playing 11 Pak vs NZ in the Warmup Match of the ICC World Cup 2023

The most awaited ICC event, ODI World Cup 2023, will kick start on October 5th in India. But before that, teams play some unofficial matches in order to get used to the conditions. These warmup matches not only allow players to adapt to the conditions but also allow team management and the captain to decide the best playing XI for main-round matches. 

Pakistan, playing 11 for the Warmup match against New Zealand in Hyderabad, India, will be a combination of fast and spin bowling attack. Pakistan will definitely look for some answers in the spin department, and that is why Usama Mir has an excellent chance to play for Pakistan, at least in these warmup games, to showcase his talent. 

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Here is the predicted playing XI 

Babar Azam (Capt), Shadab Khan (VC), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-Ul-Haq, Saud Shakeel/Agha Salman, Muhammad Rizwan (Wk), Iftikhar Ahmad, Usama Mir/Muhammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Muhammad Waseem Jr/Hasan Ali

This is the best Pakistan Cricket Team has at the moment. And the team management will definitely go with Usama Mir as they need a top-off spinner in their line for the mega event, especially in subcontinent conditions where spin plays an important role.

Fakhar Zaman is out of form, and team management will definitely want him to get his form back. There will be no crowd as BCCI has already announced that the match will be played behind closed doors due to certain reasons. Fakhar Zaman has to grab this opportunity.

Haris Rauf’s fitness will be tested as he was ruled out of the Asia Cup due to a back spasm. In the last interview, he declared his fitness. Pakistan has a golden chance to complete its preparations before the World Cup 2023 main round.

Pakistan Warmup Matches Schedule for ICC World Cup 2023

Pak vs NZSeptember 2702:00 PM (Local)Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Pak vs AusOctober 0302:00 PM (Local)Rajiv Gandhi Internation Stadium, Hyderabad

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