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Pakistan Happy With Security Arrangements in Ahmedabad; Shubham Gill Flies In – News18

The Pakistan Cricket Team have arrived in Ahmedabad ahead of their match against rivals India while Shubman Gill has also arrived as it remains unknown if he will feature in what is to be an iconic match. (Image: AFP)

The Pakistan Cricket team have arrived in Ahmedabad as they look ahead for their marquee clash against India which takes place on October 14. Concerns continue for India regarding the availability of Shubman Gill as well.

The Pakistan cricket team led by Babar Azam reportedly landed in Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening ahead of their marquee clash against India in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Saturday. Both teams have started their respective campaigns with back-to-back victories and will now be hoping to make it three out of three.

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India registered their second win in the World Cup campaign with a dominant show against Afghanistan on Wednesday in Delhi. Rohit Sharma’s men will now face Pakistan on October 14 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

This would make it the first time since the 2016 T20 World Cup that Pakistan would be playing against India in India. With political tensions between the two nations, security was a primary concern for the Pakistan side and according to a report on Cricbuzz, a Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) member says that the team management was happy with their security arrangements when the team arrived on Wednesday evening.

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The Pakistan team will get to practice at the Narendra Modi stadium on Thursday evening while the Indian team are set to arrive in Ahmedabad in the afternoon.

With the highly anticipated match between two rival nations, the Indian side will be hoping for the quick recovery of their star opening batter Shubman Gill.

Gill has reportedly reached Ahmedabad ahead of the team’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match against Pakistan to be played on Saturday. Gill has missed India’s opening two matches of the World Cup due to ill health and was being monitored by the BCCI medical team before flying to Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

It’s been reported that the opener is suffering from dengue and sat out of India’s first two games against Australia and Afghanistan.

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Cricketnext had reported on October 10 that Gill was hospitalised due to a low platelet count. But there are positive signs as he is on the road to recovery and is ’70-80%’ fit.

Gill will be given the time needed to make a full recovery and come back into the side as he is considered an important element of the current squad.

The Pakistan side also have their fair share of injury concerns as Mohammad Rizwan was seen struggling with cramps as he led Pakistan to a record run chase against Sri Lanka.

Both sides will look to field their best XI in the marquee encounter between two rival nations as both sides look to get their hands on the ODI World Cup which has eluded both nations for quite some time.

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