Virat and Babar might play in the same team in June 2023 Afro-Asia Cup

The two teams’ players last played together in the 2007 Afro-Asia cup. Top cricketers from both sides will partner up when the sport returns this year. 

Famous cricketers from opposing nations India and Pakistan are expected to play in the same squad as part of reintroducing the Afro-Asia Cup, according to a Forbes story published Last year.

In the middle of the 2000s, the Asian XI had players from Pakistan like Shoaib Akhtar and Shahid Afridi alongside players from India like Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid, while the African XI included players from South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.

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Latest Update on Afro-Asia Cup

The updated version of the Afro-Asia cup, which will be played in the T20 format, is expected to take place between June and July of this year. According to the report, from last year discussions between Shah, Sumod Damodar, the president of the African Cricket Association, and Mahinda Vallipuram, the chairman of the ACC’s development committee and an Associate Member director on the ICC board, began at the meeting of the ICC board.

“The boards have not yet provided us with confirmation. The white paper is still under development and will be presented to both boards,” – Prabhakaran Thanraj, director of commercial and events at ACC, told the Forbes.

But according to our strategy, the Asian XI would have the finest players from Pakistan and India. As soon as the plans are complete, we will start looking for sponsors and a broadcaster.

“It will be a significant occasion. quite large, “He added.

It is anticipated that the Afro-Asian Cup will feature athletes from Associate nations and become an annual competition.

Expected Players to play in the cup

Cricketers from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, and other Asian countries will make up the Asia XI side, while players from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and other African nations will make up the Africa XI team.

Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan, Virat Kohli, Shakib ul Hasan, Hardik Pandya, and Dasun Shanaka are the expected players from the Asian side, As more updates will confirm the possible expected players to play from both sides in the Afro-Asia cup.

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