SYDNEY: Pakistan cricket team reached Sydney on Monday ahead of their crucial semifinal clash against the Group 1 topper New Zealand on Wednesday here at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
The Babar Azam-led side barged into the knockout stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 with an astonishing turn of events as underdogs Netherlands upset South Africa in the first clash of Sunday’s tripleheader while Pakistan beat Bangladesh to confirm the spot in the final four.
The national squad will not participate in any sort of cricket-related activity tomorrow. Whereas, team mentor Matthew Hayden will hold a press talk on Tuesday evening.
The Green Shirts had previously played one of their Super 12s games at the SCG where they sealed a sensational win against South Africa on November 3 ( Thursday).
In the second semifinal, India will take on England on Thursday in Adelaide while the final of the mega event will be held on November 13 ( Sunday) at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Men in Green survived the early scares and got a surprise ticket to the tournament’s semifinal as their chances for qualification looked bleak after they lost the first two matches of the World Cup campaign, including an upset defeat against Zimbabwe in Perth.