Pakistan's chief of selectors Inzamam-ul-Haq resigned from his post on Monday over allegations of a conflict of interest linked to the team's poor performance at the World Cup in India.
Fast bowler Hasan Ali believes the fever which has spread through the Pakistan team at the World Cup has been caused by being largely confined to their hotel.
Of the 15-man Pakistan squad, only all-rounders Mohammad Nawaz and Agha Salman had ever visited the country before this World Cup.
On Friday, he became the toast of Pakistan's batting with an innings-reviving 52-ball 68 studded with a six and nine boundaries, guiding Pakistan to a fighting 282 after a precarious 38-3
All participants in the 2023 World Cup in India are well aware that in big events, teams tackle the conditions just as much as they play their opponents and the pressure posed by the competition.
Factfile on Pakistan captain Babar Azam ahead of the Cricket World Cup which gets underway in India on Thursday:
Arthur, Pakistan's head coach at the 2019 World Cup when they failed to make the semi-finals, is confident the team can bounce back from recent disappointments
The deal comes after four months of deadlock between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and players, and for the first time will see them get a share of the country's payout from the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Indian ministries have yet to approve visas for spectators hoping to attend the seven week mega-event starting October 5, according to Pakistan media reports