Ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, Pakistan’s opening batter Imam-ul-Haq expressed the team’s eagerness to defeat India on their home ground.
Imam-ul-Haq On World Cup 2023
The ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 is scheduled to be hosted by India from 5 October to 19 November 2023. A report states that the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad will host the ICC World Cup 2023 final on November 19.
According to Imam, the Pakistan cricket team have been concentrating on the 2023 World Cup ever since the previous edition in 2019.
“We had already started thinking about the 2023 World Cup during the 2019 World Cup. Everyone wants to beat India in India and perform well,” Imam said in an interview with a local TV channel.
“Our preparations for the upcoming World Cup are pretty good. We have formed a balanced side, which is playing regularly. We will get eight matches before the Asia Cup, which is adequate in my opinion,” he added.
Imam is also thrilled to witness the competition for the opening position in the Pakistan team.
“The competition for the opening spot is a good thing for the side. When you see players come into the team with a new batting style, it improves your own performance. These youngsters bat with a fearless approach in PSL as well, which is great to see. It also helps us, who have been playing for six to seven years, realise that we need to improve our game,” he said.
England are the defending champions, having won the previous edition in 2019 having defeated New Zealand by boundary count after the super over was tied.