Afghanistan will take on Pakistan in the first of the three-match ODI series on Tuesday. It is a home series for Afghanistan, who cannot host an international event in their own country due to security threats.
So far, Afghanistan and Pakistan have faced each other four times in the 50-overs format and on every occasion, the Green Team emerged victorious.
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Afghanistan vs Pakistan 2023, first ODI:
- Date and Time: August 22; 03:00 pm local | 09:30 am GMT | 03:00 pm IST
- Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium Pitch Report:
The Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium situated in Hambantota has proven to be equitable for both baters and bowlers. Yet, spinners hold a favourable position on this surface due to its inherent characteristics. As the match unfolds, accumulating runs on this pitch becomes progressively arduous, making the toss-winning team likely to opt for bowling first. Worth highlighting is the fact that out of the 26 matches held here, 13 have been claimed by teams choosing to field first.
AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction Picks:
- Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
- Batters: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Ibrahim Zadran
- All-rounders: Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nabi
- Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman
AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction Captain and Vice-Captain:
- Choice 1: Babar Azam (c), Rashid Khan (vc)
- Choice 2: Ibrahim Zadran (c), Shaheen Afridi (vc)
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AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction Backups:
Imam-ul-Haq, Naseem Shah, Fazal Farooqi, Mohammad Nawaz
AFG vs PAK Dream11 Team for today’s match (09:30 am GMT, 1st ODI):
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Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ikram Alikhil, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Wafadar Momand
Reserves: Farid Ahmad Malik and Shahidullah Kamal
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Haris (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi