- Web Desk
Cricket: Pakistan to face Afghan team today
- Web Desk
- Aug 21, 2023
WEB DESK: As the cricketing world gears up for the much-anticipated match between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the internet is rife with speculations and predictions. The match, scheduled for later today, has garnered significant attention, especially given Pakistan’s unexpected defeat in their last encounter with Afghanistan.
— ICC (@ICC) August 21, 2023
Pakistan, with its robust batting lineup and formidable bowling attack, will be keen to rectify their previous loss. However, Afghanistan’s recent performances have not gone unnoticed. The young team, brimming with talent, has been lauded for its potential. They have some excellent batsmen and bowlers who can give a tough time to the neighbor.
All eyes are also on Pakistan’s new captain, Babar Azam, known for his batting prowess. Fans are eager to see how he steers his team and are looking forward to a Pakistan win that can make it the number one team in the world. Meanwhile, Faheem Ashraf is also making a comeback to the team after almost two years.
— King Babar Azam Army (@babarazamking_) August 13, 2023
Just like the series, the trophy is also a fascinating one. According to details shared by the hosts, the trophy is made from three different elements presenting the country’s mineral-rich background.
Introducing Afghanistan vs Pakistan Series Trophy, 𝑨 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒃𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝑯𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑬𝒙𝒄𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆. 🤩
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) August 21, 2023
The top part is made from Lapis lazuli while the middle part is made of Rokham marble – both mined in Afghanistan. The base of the trophy is made of wood from the sprawling forests of Kunar, a province on the border with Pakistan.
With both teams boasting a wealth of talent, the matches promise to be nail-biting affairs. Cricket fans in both countries are eagerly awaiting what promises to be a thrilling contest.