The ODI World Cup is to be held in India this year. A total of 10 teams take part in this tournament. Where the Pakistani team will also visit India. Pakistan will play their first game against the Netherlands on October 6th. At the same time, their biggest game will be played in India on October 15. Where a head-to-head battle between the two teams is expected. Pakistan’s World Cup squad is already under pressure. This allows his team to make a big decision.
PCB made the decision
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering sending a psychologist to accompany the Babar Azam-led team to withstand the pressure of the ODI World Cup. According to a report by Cricket Pakistan, the move to bring in a psychologist ahead of the mega-event is largely due to media hype and the general public, plus most current players lack the experience of playing cricket in India. Expectations put pressure on players. Therefore, seriously considering the appointment of a psychologist. He will come to India with the team and help boost the players’ morale at crucial moments and keep them from any fear.
The Pakistani team has had success before
The report also added that opportunities are being explored to hire a psychologist for the ODI World Cup, who will likely hold sessions with players before the team heads off to the mega-event. When Pakistan toured India for a series of white ball games in 2012, Maqbool Babri was the team’s sports psychologist. The T20I series between Pakistan and India ended in a 1-1 draw while Pakistan won the ODI series 2-1. Babri was also the sports psychologist for Mohammad Amir’s counseling sessions upon his return to Pakistan after being involved with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal and serving a prison sentence in the UK.