|Pakistan cricket team will be arriving here in India on Thursday to face the real battle against the Indian cricket team. India is flying high on confidence after beating Australians in last two outings.
Geoff Lawson, 49, said Pakistan "would have been better off" for the India tour had they beaten world number two team South Africa in their recent home One-Day series. Pakistan also lost the Test series, one-nil.
Pakistan recently lost both test series 1-0 and ODI series by 2-3 against South Africa in their back yard. However they feel strengthened after return of rawalpindi express Shoiab Akhtar.
Shoiab Akhtar who took 4 wickets in the last ODI against South Africans are really excited to face the battle in India.
Pakistan will play five matches ODI series followed by three match test series. The one day series commence from November 5th.
Indian team has also been decalred few days back, the most shocking announcement in exclusion of Wall (Rahul Dravid) from the team.
Whatever the result but we are ready for the real heart beating battles between arch rivals India and Pakistan.
Here is the list of players arriving here to face another real and heart beating battles against Indian Cricket team:
Pakistan Squad: Shoaib Malik (capt), Misbah-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal (wk), Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Salman Butt, Yasir Hameed, Imran Nazir, Fawad Alam, Abdur Rehman, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Asif, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir and Iftikhar Anjum
Indian Squad for 1st two ODI’s: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Yuvraj Singh (vice-captain), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, RP Singh, Zaheer Khan, Murali Kartik, Irfan Pathan, Praveen Kumar, S Sreesanth, Rohit Sharma and Harbhajan Singh.
Pakistan team schedule to play five One day International (ODI) and three test matches against India in India.
Pakistan in India
Pakistan in India
- Monday, Nov 5, 2007 : 1st ODI at Guwahati
- Thursday, Nov 8, 2007 : 2nd ODI at Mohali
- Sunday, Nov 11, 2007 : 3rd ODI at Kanpur
- Thursday, Nov 15, 2007 : 4th ODI at Gwalior
- Sunday, Nov 18, 2007 : 5th ODI at Jaipur
- Thursday, Nov 22-26, 2007 : 1st Test at Delhi
- Friday, Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2007 : 2nd Test at Kolkata
- Saturday, Dec 8-12, 2007 : 3rd Test at Bangalore