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Visa Delays Disrupt Pakistan Cricket Team’s World Cup Preparations

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The Pakistan national cricket team’s plans for the upcoming T20 World Cup have hit a snag due to unexpected visa delays for their trip to India. Their pre-tournament bonding trip to Dubai had to be canceled. 

Initially, Pakistan’s cricket team had planned a bonding trip to Dubai before the T20 World Cup in India. However, unforeseen visa delays have forced them to make adjustments. Instead, they will head straight to Hyderabad, where they are set to play their first warm-up match against New Zealand on September 29.

Although this change may disrupt their preparations to some extent, the players and management are resilient and adaptable.

In addition to visa-related issues, there have been some changes in the squad. Naseem Shah, a promising fast bowler, will miss the World Cup due to a minor injury. To fill this gap, Hasan Ali, who has been in good form recently, has been included in the squad as his replacement. Hasan Ali’s inclusion strengthens Pakistan’s pace attack, adding depth and experience to the bowling lineup.

Babar Azam continues to lead the team as the captain, and he will play a crucial role in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup campaign. Renowned for his elegant strokeplay and consistency, Babar is expected to lead from the front, both as a batsman and as a leader.

One of Pakistan’s strengths heading into the tournament is their formidable pace attack. With the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Waseem, and now Hasan Ali in the squad, Pakistan possesses a well-rounded and potent bowling lineup capable of dismantling any batting order in the world.

Pakistan’s first match in the T20 World Cup is set for October 6 against the Netherlands. 

Despite the unexpected obstacles posed by visa delays and Naseem Shah’s injury, the Pakistan national cricket team remains determined and focused on their goal of winning the T20 World Cup. 

As the tournament approaches, fans eagerly anticipate Pakistan’s matches, hoping to witness their team rise to the occasion and compete at the highest level of international cricket.

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