Next Asian News International KarachiSeptember 25, 2019UPDATED: September 25, 2019 17:35 IST First ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played on September 27 in Karachi (Reuters Photo)Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed urged the cricket fans to come out in large numbers as the country gets ready to host a bilateral series after ten years.Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI series which kicks-off from September 27 in Karachi. Interestingly, Karachi hasn’t hosted an ODI since January 2009.”History will be made on Friday when Karachi will host the first bilateral ODI series since January 2009. I request all local cricket fans to be part of history so that they can tell the next generation that they were at the National Stadium when an international series was played,” ICC quoted Sarfaraz as saying.History will be made on Friday when Karachi will host the first ODI series since January 2009. I request all cricket fans to be part of history so that they can tell the next generation that they were at the National Stadium when an international series was played. pic.twitter.com/YYifMYswvj Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) September 25, 2019″I can’t wait for Friday, which will mark the memorable occasion, and I hope when I walk out, I have a full house behind me, not only cheering me but both the sides,” he added.Arrival of Sri Lanka team at Karachi for ODI & T20I series against Pakistan! #PAKvSL pic.twitter.com/FinGhRt3bXSri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) September 24, 2019Pakistan’s newly-appointed vice-captain Babar Azam added that the first ODI in front of the home crowd would be “one of my biggest days”.”I can’t thank enough for the love and respect I have received from all my fans in the early days of my career. Friday will be one of my biggest days when I will take the field as Pakistan vice-captain. I will want the entire country, as well as the National Stadium crowd to make this a day to remember for me,” ICC quoted Babar as saying.advertisementArrival of Sri Lanka team at Karachi for ODI series against PakistanWarm welcome to the visitors to the city of lights.#PAKvSL action to being on Friday. pic.twitter.com/HcnC5U7G6OPakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 24, 2019Pakistan’s 16-man squad for the ODIs: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Babar Azam (vice-captain), Abid Ali, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz.The first ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played on September 27 in Karachi.Also Read | Amid security concerns, Sri Lanka team arrives in PakistanAlso Read | PCB CEO says no extra money being paid to Sri Lanka team for Pakistan tourFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Sarfraz AhmedFollow Pakistan vs Sri LankaFollow PAK v SL ODIs Sarfraz Ahmed urges Pakistan fans to be ‘part of history’ as they host Sri Lanka in KarachiPakistan will take on Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI series which kicks-off from September 27 in Karachi.advertisement
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