In the midst of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023, Pakistan is preparing for a crucial clash against Sri Lanka at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium this Tuesday. Their journey in the tournament began with a shaky start, but they managed to secure their first victory against the Netherlands, a win that revitalized their campaign. This triumph followed a lackluster performance in the Asia Cup 2023 and losses in warm-up matches against New Zealand and Australia.
Despite recent struggles, Pakistan’s head coach, Grant Bradburn, remains optimistic, particularly about the team’s top-order batting. During a press conference prior to the Sri Lanka match, Bradburn highlighted their commitment to continuous improvement, emphasizing their growing confidence as a team.
Acknowledging Sri Lanka’s recent advantage in white-ball encounters, Bradburn expressed confidence in Pakistan’s familiarity with Sri Lanka’s players. He also noted the valuable insights offered by former Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur, now a part of the Pakistan team’s coaching staff. With these elements in play, Pakistan is aiming to turn the tide and showcase their resilience and determination in this pivotal match against Sri Lanka.