MELBOURNE: Pakistan cricket team reached Melbourne on Thursday to play the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on November 13.
After a successful hunt in Sydney the other day, the Men in Green are now just one win away from lifting the megaevent’s trophy for the second time after 13 years. Babar Azam-led side will be looking to repeat the 2009 glory when Pakistan lifted their first and only T20 World Cup.
On Sunday, the Green Shirts will be locking horns with the winner of today’s second semi-final between England and India.
In the meantime, the national squad will undergo practice sessions before the eventful day. The team will engage in their first net session at the MCG tomorrow at 11 A.M (local time).
Pakistan, who barely made it to the final four, sealed a sensational win in the first semi-final against New Zealand by seven wickets on Wednesday and reached the final for the third time in T20 World Cups.
The team gained a major confidence booster before the final as the batting mainstays, skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan made a sensational comeback in the semi-final and regained their form just at the right time in the tournament. Both smashed astounding fifties against the Kiwis as they jointly raised a magnificent 105-run opening stand, registering their ninth centurion partnership in T20Is.