Pakistan cricket team T20 squad to be tested for COVID-19 today

Oct 13, 2021: The Pakistan cricket team will be tested for the corona virus today (Wednesday) as it prepares to leave for the United Arab Emirates two days later to begin its campaign for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

After two training sessions, the National T20 World Cup squad played a scenario match at the LCCA Ground in Lahore on Tuesday. The Pakistan cricket team will rest today after which it will play another scenario match on Thursday. The team members will be tested for corona virus at the hotel today.

It is noteworthy that the Pakistan cricket team has not held a virtual press conference for the third day in a row. Hassan Ali and Mohammad Rizwan had earlier held virtual press conferences where they talked to sports journalists about preparations for the mega tournament.

The national team will leave for the United Arab Emirates on Friday, October 15 to participate in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Pakistan’s opening duo, Rizwan and Babar, failed to perform in the scenario match on Tuesday. The top-order batsmen had to chase the 150-run target in 15 overs but failed to score as Shaheen Shah Afridi, Emad Wasim, Hassan Ali, Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf limited them to 106 with their superb bowling.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Hafeez, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr. and Shahnawaz Dahani scored 100 runs in 12 overs in the second half of the match. Emad Wasim scored 38 and Mohammad Hafeez scored 30 in the second half.

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