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The inaugural match of the Afghanistan and Pakistan in Sri Lanka, 3 ODI Series, 2023 will be played between Afghanistan and Pakistan (AFG vs PAK) at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota on 22nd August 2023 at 03:00 PM IST.

AFG vs PAK (Afghanistan vs Pakistan), 1st ODI - Match Information

Match: Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 1st ODI
Date: 22nd August 2023
Time: 03:00 PM IST
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota

AFG vs PAK (Afghanistan vs Pakistan), 1st ODI Preview

In their last 5 games, Pakistan have won 4 games and lost 1. In their last 5 games, Afghanistan have won 2 games and lost 3.

Both teams last played against each other in Match 36 of the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 where Mohammad Nabi scored the highest fantasy points for Afghanistan with 74 match fantasy points while Imad Wasim topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Pakistan with 116 match fantasy points.

AFG vs PAK, Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 238 runs. The pitch at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota is a sporting one with decent assistance for both batters and bowlers on offer. The team winning the toss may decide to bat or bowl depending on the ground conditions today.

Weather Report for Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota

Temperature will hover around 31.77 °C and humidity is expected to be around 50%. Winds at a speed of 6.76 m/s are expected. Cloud cover expected, so expect some movement to aid the pace bowlers.

Pace or Spin?

The venue is suited for both pacers and spinners alike.

AFG vs PAK, Head to Head

In the 4 matches played between these 2 teams, Afghanistan have lost all their matches. Afghanistan do not have a good record against Pakistan. Based on our analysis and trends, we predict that Pakistan will win this match. Batters of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.

AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Ibrahim Zadran 5 218 43.6 0 0 1, 100, 41, 22, 54 -
Babar Azam 5 276 55.2 0 0 1, 107, 54, 65, 49 -
Iftikhar Ahmed 5 211 42.2 3 0.6 94, 28, 12, 11, 66 0, 0, 3, 0, 0
  1. Ibrahim Zadran

    Ibrahim Zadran can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 61 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9. This player is a top order opening right-handed batter. In the recently played 5 matches Ibrahim Zadran has scored 1, 100, 41, 22, 54 runs averaging 43.6 per match.

  2. Mohammad Babar Azam

    Babar Azam is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He has an average of 74 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.8. This player is a top order right-handed batter. In the recent 5 matches Babar Azam has scored 1, 107, 54, 65, 49 runs averaging 55.2 per match.

  3. Iftikhar Ahmed

    Iftikhar Ahmed is a batter and has an average of 60 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and is a good to have player for your Fantasy Team. He is a top order batter who bats right-handed. In the recent 5 matches this player has scored 211 runs averaging 42.2 per match.

AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: Top Bowler Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Shaheen Afridi 5 38 7.6 9 1.8 0, 23, 0, 0, 15 3, 1, 2, 2, 1
Naseem Shah 5 0 0 13 2.6 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 2, 1, 2, 3, 5
Fazalhaq Farooqi 5 5 1 8 1.6 0, 1, 0, 4, 0 2, 3, 3, 0, 0
  1. Shaheen Shah Afridi

    Shaheen Afridi can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. Shaheen Afridi has an average of 65 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.6. He is a left-arm fast bowler and in the last 5 matches this player has taken 3, 1, 2, 2, 1 wickets at an average of 1.8.

  2. Naseem Abbas Shah

    Naseem Shah can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Naseem Shah has an average of 84 match fantasy points in the last 8 games and a fantasy rating of 8.1. He is a right-arm fast bowler and in the recently played 5 matches this player has taken 13 wickets at an average of 2.6.

  3. Fazalhaq Farooqi

    Fazalhaq Farooqi is a bowler and has an average of 61 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.7 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Fazalhaq Farooqi bowls left-arm medium fast and in the recently played 5 matches he has taken 8 wickets at an average of 1.6.

AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: Top All-Rounder Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Abdul Rahman 5 149 29.8 6 1.2 4, 6, 60, 15, 64 0, 1, 1, 3, 1
Agha Salman 5 153 30.6 1 0.2 57, 58, 31, 0, 7 0, 0, 1, 0, 0
Mohammad Nawaz 5 30 6 5 1 11, 0, 8, 8, 3 0, 0, 0, 1, 4
  1. Abdul Rahman Rahmani

    Abdul Rahman is an all-rounder and has an average of 66 match fantasy points in the last 1 game, a fantasy rating of 8.1 and is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player is a right-arm medium fast bowler and in the recent 5 matches Abdul Rahman has taken 0, 1, 1, 3, 1 wickets at an average of 1.2.

  2. Agha Salman

    Agha Salman is a good to have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. He has an average of 53 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.8. This player is a batter who bats right-handed. In the recent 5 matches Agha Salman has scored 57, 58, 31, 0, 7 runs at an average of 30.6 per match.

  3. Mohammad Nawaz

    Mohammad Nawaz is a good to have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. He has an average of 49 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.7. This player is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and in the recently played 5 matches Mohammad Nawaz has taken 0, 0, 0, 1, 4 wickets at an average of 1. He has been very successful against this team, taking 3, 2 wickets in the recent matches.

AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Ibrahim Zadran 5 218 43.6 0 0 1, 100, 41, 22, 54 -
Babar Azam 5 276 55.2 0 0 1, 107, 54, 65, 49 -
Shaheen Afridi 5 38 7.6 9 1.8 0, 23, 0, 0, 15 3, 1, 2, 2, 1
Iftikhar Ahmed 5 211 42.2 3 0.6 94, 28, 12, 11, 66 0, 0, 3, 0, 0
Abdul Rahman 5 149 29.8 6 1.2 4, 6, 60, 15, 64 0, 1, 1, 3, 1
  1. Ibrahim Zadran

    Ibrahim Zadran is a batter and has an average of 61 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. This player is a top order opening batter who bats right-handed. In the recently played 5 matches Ibrahim Zadran has scored 1, 100, 41, 22, 54 runs averaging 43.6 per match.

  2. Mohammad Babar Azam

    Babar Azam is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He has an average of 74 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.8. This player is a top order batter who bats right-handed. In the recent 5 matches Babar Azam has scored 276 runs at an average of 55.2 per match.

  3. Shaheen Shah Afridi

    Shaheen Afridi is a bowler and has an average of 65 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.6 and is a safe bet for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. He is a left-arm fast bowler and in the recent 5 matches this player has taken 9 wickets at an average of 1.8.

  4. Iftikhar Ahmed

    Iftikhar Ahmed is a good to have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. Iftikhar Ahmed has an average of 60 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.2. He is a top order batter who bats right-handed. In the recent 5 matches this player has scored 211 runs at an average of 42.2 per match.

  5. Abdul Rahman Rahmani

    Abdul Rahman is a good to have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. Abdul Rahman has an average of 66 match fantasy points in the last 1 games and a fantasy rating of 8.1. He bowls right-arm medium fast and in the last 5 matches this player has taken 6 wickets at an average of 1.2.

AFG vs PAK Squad Information

Pakistan (PAK) Squad: Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Nawaz, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Usama Mir, Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Tayyab Tahir, Abdullah Shafique, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Haris and Mohammad Wasim

Afghanistan (AFG) Squad: Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Shahidullah Kamal, Fareed Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Ibrahim Zadran, Wafadar Momand, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Riaz Hassan, Abdul Rahman, Noor Ahmad and Mohammad Saleem

AFG vs PAK Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Batters: Babar Azam, Ibrahim Zadran and Iftikhar Ahmed

All-Rounders: Abdul Rahman and Agha Salman

Bowlers: Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi and Usama Mir

Captain: Ibrahim Zadran

Vice-Captain: Babar Azam

Photo credit: Alamy

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