India-Pakistan match at the 2023 World Cup generates anticipation.
Babar Azam emphasizes team’s focus beyond a single opponent.
Determination to achieve victory against all ten teams in the tournament.
The India-Pakistan match at the upcoming 2023 World Cup, set for October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, has generated significant anticipation.
In a media interaction prior to the Test series against Sri Lanka, Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, emphasized the team’s determination to achieve victory. He highlighted that their focus extends beyond a single opponent, as their aim is to triumph against all ten teams they will encounter in the tournament.
“We are going to play World Cup not only against India. There are nine other teams as well with whom we have to play our respective matches. We will only be able to reach finals once we defeat all of them. Our focus is not on one team; our focus is on ten teams altogether. Our plan is to play equally good against all ten teams so that we can reach the finals,” Babar said.
Babar Azam, the right-handed batsman and captain of the Pakistan cricket team, emphasized the importance of adaptability in the upcoming World Cup. He stated that the team is ready to adjust to various venues, weather conditions, and playing surfaces, and stressed the need to maintain a consistently strong performance against all their opponents.
“Our stance is to play cricket regardless of the venues because, as a professional, you have to be ready for everything, including different conditions and different environments. This is what the real challenge is. Our main aim is to dominate, represent Pakistan and bag the victory, not only securing a win against one particular team,” he further added.
While Indo-Pakistan matches are often characterized by intense rivalry and palpable tension, Babar Azam, the talismanic batsman, holds a different perspective. He remains resolute in his determination to leave no aspect unaddressed and give his utmost in the pursuit of glory.
When examining the head-to-head statistics between Pakistan and India in the ODI World Cup, a clear pattern emerges. It tells a somber story for Pakistan and a triumphant one for India. In the seven encounters they have had at the ICC ODI World Cup, India has emerged victorious on every occasion.