Here's How Pakistanis Are Preparing For The EPIC Showdown With The World XI

By Iman Zia | 11 Sep, 2017

After what feels like a somewhat lull in cricket zest across Pakistan, the Monday arriving forth is set to unfold a thrilling week of dashing sport for the country. A three match T20 series is set to take place as Pakistan take on World XI in Lahore’s tremendous Gaddafi Stadium. After ten years, international cricket is at long last back in Pakistan. The World XI squad are a bundle of venerated players from seven countries and will be a breath of fresh air amidst security concerns that gripped the nation.

 

The World XI team, led by former Zimbabwe coach Andy Flower arrived in Lahore earlier in the morning

 

The team arrived amidst tight security, with thousands of deployed guards settling around the players’ hotel and Lahore

 

Cricketers have expressed their delight over coming to Pakistan

 

And have come together for a hopeful future of cricket in Pakistan

It will be the first time in almost ten years that international cricket is returning home, and boy oh boy does it feel good

Pakistan’s bhaabi Shaniera Akram was ecstatic as she made her way to Lahore for the series

As was our boy Waqar Younis, who’s pumping adrenaline is evident in his tweet!

Ace commentator Ramiz Raja too can’t contain his excitement

Pakistanis are prepping for the thrilling T20 series

 

And Lahore is set to light up, with roads blocked and detours arising out of the match

The matches will be held at The Gaddafi Stadium

And it’s already a step ahead as it adorns itself with appropriate advertising

 

Inside the stadium – well that’ s a whole different ball game…

 

While Cricketers have been training, the grounds have been having final checks as everything is put in order

The first match is on Tuesday the 13th, and final balances are being installed before the big day

 

 

Security will be incredibly profound, what with it being the first time after so long that international cricket is back

 

Earlier, the trophy was unveiled too

 

Oh, and welcome to the World XI Squad…

Are you excited about the series? It will be quite the tournament!

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