Pakistan will face this team for the first time, don't make the mistake of taking them lightly

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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Babar and company will face America in the first match America won its first match of T20 World Cup

New Delhi. The Pakistan cricket team will play its first match against the USA in the T20 World Cup 2024 on Thursday. Both the teams will face each other in T20 cricket for the first time. Hosts USA got off to a great start by defeating Canada in their first match, while Pakistan will try to start the tournament with a win. The current runners-up Pakistan team is a strong contender for victory on paper, but given the recent form, the team's path is not going to be easy. Babar Azam and Co. will have to avoid complacency in the first match. The match will be played at 9:00 PM IST.

Pakistan recently lost the T20 International match against Ireland while it had to face a 0-2 defeat against England. Due to which its preparations for the T20 World Cup were not very good. Earlier, the team tied the series with New Zealand 2-2 at home while many players included in the World Cup team did not play in the visiting team. After Shaheen Afridi was given the captaincy for some time, Babar was again made the captain for the T20 World Cup. Later Shaheen was offered to be made the vice-captain but he refused.

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Babar-Rizwan's strike rate is a matter of concern
Babar and Mohammad Rizwan are Pakistan's most consistent performers in the T20 format. But the strike rate of both of them is a matter of concern and both have failed to score runs quickly. However, the Pakistan team has the ability to beat anyone on their day. The team is heavily dependent on the fast bowling quartet of Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf and Mohammad Aamir, who returned from retirement. The US team is full of confidence after winning the tournament opener against Canada by seven wickets.

Pakistan got a shock
Pakistan has suffered a major setback before the match against America. The team's all-rounder Imad Wasim is out of this match due to injury. PCB confirmed this on Wednesday. Imad's absence will also affect Pakistan's preparations as its next match is against India. Before the match against India, Pakistan has a chance to come back in form by performing well against America.

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