Unexpected Hailstorm Halts Pakistan Cricket Team’s Practice in Canberra before Test Series against Australia

The Pakistan men’s cricket team’s practice session was disrupted by a hailstorm in Canberra. The Men in Green are presently in Australia, gearing up for a three-match Test series against the Aussies. The team commenced the 2023-25 World Test Championship (WTC) cycle on a high note with two victories against Sri Lanka in July, placing them at the top of the points table. The reigning WTC champions, Australia, have participated in five games, securing two wins, enduring two losses, and one draw, placing them in fourth position. The upcoming series is expected to be crucial for both teams. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) posted a video of the hailstorm that halted the players’ training session in Canberra. Ace Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi emphasized the significance of the upcoming Test series against Australia, as his team is currently leading the WTC 2025 points table. Afridi mentioned that their preparation for the series has been beneficial and that they are ready for the challenge. He also wished Australian opener David Warner good luck, who has hinted at retiring from Tests after the third Test against Pakistan in Sydney in January 2024. Afridi expressed the team’s well wishes but mentioned that they are not hoping for a favorable outcome for Warner in his last Test series against them. The question of whether Pakistan can win the upcoming three-match Test series and maintain their position at the top of the WTC 2025 points table was also raised.