The Afghanistan vs Pakistan ODIs 2023 will start on August 22 and run till August 26 in Sri Lanka.
Just before Asia Cup 2023, Afghanistan is all set to host Pakistan for a three-match ODI series across five days in Sri Lanka.
Pakistan are currently second in the ICC ODI rankings, while Afghanistan are eighth.
The first two games will be played in Hambantota on August 22 and 24, while the final ODI will take place in Colombo on August 26.
Afghanistan and Pakistan have only met each other four times in ODIs, with the latter winning on all occasions. Both sides will travel to Pakistan after the series, with the Asia Cup opener in Multan between Pakistan and Nepal taking place on August 30.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board has named an 18-member squad for the upcoming series, which will be taking place prior to the Asia Cup, and later, the 2023 Men's ODI World Cup in India.
The Afghans have included Noor Ahmad, who was phenomenal in the Indian T20 League 2023. Fast bowlers Mohammad Saleem Safi and Wafadar Momand also retain their spots in the squad.
Meanwhile, Inzamam-ul-Haq, the head of the Pakistan men’s selection committee, announced the Men in Green’s squad for the ODIs. Tayyab Tahir, Faheem Ashraf and Saud Shakeel are some of the fresh faces in the side.
The three-match series will be crucial for both sides before they embark on the two biggest tournaments of the year in September and October.
Where to watch the Afghanistan vs Pakistan ODIs 2023 live in India?
Live streaming of the Afghanistan vs Pakistan ODIs 2023 will be available on the FanCode app and website in India.
Live telecast of the three-match ODI series between Afghanistand and Pakistan will be shown on the Eurosport SD and Eurosport HD TV channels in India.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan ODIs 2023 schedule and live match times
All timings are in India Standard Time (IST)
Tuesday, August 22
Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 1st ODI, Hambantota - 1:30 PM
Thursday, August 24
Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Hambantota - 1:30 PM
Saturday, August 26
Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Colombo - 1:30 PM
Afghanistan vs Pakistan ODIs 2023 teams and squads
Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Abdul Rahman, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Ibrahim Zadran, Ikram Alikhil, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Riaz Hassan, Suliman Saifi, Wafadar Momand
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Abdullah Shafique, Agha Salman, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Tayyab Tahir, Usama Mir
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