The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced the schedule for the ODI series against Pakistan. While the world enjoyed the thrilling Ashes series, ACB announced the schedule against the green shirts. The series will start on 22 August 2023, and they will face off during the last match on 26 August 2023. ACB is going to host this tournament in Sri Lanka.
This ODI series will be a good opportunity for both teams to prepare for the Asia cup that will start on 30 August, and the world cup, which will start later.
In this article, we will tell you what the schedule is and how it will pave a path for both teams for the preparation of the mega-events.
A Clash of Titans in Sri Lanka
Mark your calendars for the exciting match between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Sri Lanka’s gorgeous settings. On Monday, the Afghan Cricket Board stated that the Afghan side would host Pakistan in three exciting One Day Internationals, stirring the cricketing zeal of fans worldwide.
|Training camp||19-21 August|
|1st ODI||Tuesday, August 22, 2023||Hambantota|
|2nd ODI||Thursday, August 24, 2023||Hambantota|
|3rd ODI||Saturday, August 26, 2023||Colombo|
The series will begin on August 22 and 24, with the first two matches slated at Hambantota. The excitement will crescendo when the teams meet in the final ODI on August 26 in Colombo.
Pakistan has won all four One-Day Internationals (ODIs) between the two countries. These two teams last met in this format during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, which has cricket fans excited for their rematch in Sri Lanka.
Preparation for ACC Men’s Asia Cup
This ODI series is important for the rivalry between the sides and for Babar Azam’s squad to fine-tune their combinations ahead of the ACC Men’s Asia Cup.
The national men’s team will arrive in Sri Lanka on August 17 and undergo intensive training on August 19, 20, and 21 to prepare for the next difficulties.
Following the series against Afghanistan, the Pakistani squad will continue to prepare for their first Asia Cup encounter against Nepal, slated for August 30 in Multan. This encounter aims to set the tone for the tournament’s exciting path.
Group Dynamics – Parting thoughts
The group dynamics of the event are guaranteed to have viewers on the edge of their seats. One group comprises Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka, while the other comprises India, Pakistan, and Nepal. Each Asia Cup encounter will test talent, tenacity, and sportsmanship, creating a cricketing spectacle.
So, cricket fans, buckle up your seatbelts and prepare for an incredible cricketing experience. The ODI series between Pakistan and Afghanistan and the Asia Cup promises to produce thrilling moments, memorable performances, and incredible displays of talent.
As two cricketing titans meet in Sri Lanka, the cricketing world will come together to see sports greatness at its finest. Let the fun begin!