The Babar Azam-led Pakistan cricket team landed in Ahmedabad for an exciting match against India on October 14. The match at the Narendra Modi Stadium will see a packed house this weekend. The Pakistani team arrived in Ahmedabad from Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Men in Green maintained their World Cup winning streak, after hundreds from Abdullah Shafiq and Mohammad Rizwan helped Pakistan mount the highest run chase in World Cup history after beating Sri Lanka by six wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. In Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Rizwan played a brilliant unbeaten knock of 131 off 121 while Abdullah Shafiq slammed 113 and a fiery cameo from Iftikhar Ahmed helped Pakistan chase down 344 with 10 balls to spare.
Before facing Pakistan in the tournament, India registered an eight-wicket win over Afghanistan in the ninth match of the expensive tournament played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday.
India captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday urged his team to stay focused on the “things we can control” ahead of the huge World Cup clash against arch-rivals Pakistan, after completing a dominant eight-wicket win over Afghanistan.
Ahead of the most anticipated match of the ODI World Cup 2023 between India and Pakistan at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) president Dhanraj Natwane said they are all set to host one of the most important tournaments.
Dhanraj Nathwani said that all preparations are underway for the high voltage match as per the norms set by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Nathwani also added that GCA is very proud to host the most important match of the ODI World Cup 2023 along with the opening and final match. He also thanked the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry for giving the General Civil Aviation Authority the opportunity to host them.
“At the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) we are all set to host one of the most important matches of the Men’s Cricket World Cup to be played on October 14, 2023, between India and Pakistan at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium, the largest cricket stadium in the world. All preparations for the match are in accordance with the standards set by the International Cricket Council (ICC), with the support of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). We at GCA are very proud to host this important match along with the opening and final match of the World Cup,” Dhanraj Natwane said in a statement. We thank the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry for that.”
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Updated: October 12, 2023, 05:38 PM IST