PAK vs AFG Dream11 Prediction, Rajapaksa International Stadium Pitch Report | Pakistan vs Afghanistan 1st ODI Dream11 Team: Pakistan and Afghanistan are all set to go head-to-head in a 3-match ODI series starting on 22nd August 2023 and ending on 26th August. Today, on 22nd August, Pakistan vs Afghanistan 1st ODI is scheduled at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium and the match will start at 3:00 PM IST.
The last time these two teams faced off, Afghanistan pulled off a shock by upsetting their neighbors 2-1 in the T20I series in Sharjah. Although Afghanistan can take something from the outcome, Pakistan actually deployed a second-string team for the short series.
The battle will be much tougher for Afghanistan this time around with players like Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Afridi, and Haris Rauf strengthening the roster.
Afghanistan would undoubtedly think they have a good chance of ousting Pakistan considering their recent performance. They recently defeated Bangladesh 2-1 in an ODI series, which was a huge victory considering how few teams have recently been able to defeat Bangladesh at home.
On the other side, in their previous ODI match earlier this year, Pakistan thoroughly dominated New Zealand at home. The Afghans may still be in the game, though, because the batting conditions in Hambantota might not be as favorable as they were in Pakistan.
PAK vs AFG Match Details
Tournament/Series: Pakistan vs Afghanistan in Sri Lanka 2023
Match: PAK vs AFG 1st ODI
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
Date/Day: 22 AUGUST 2023/ Tuesday
Timing: 3:00 PM IST
PAK vs AFG Dream11 Prediction Today Match
The Dream11 team is prepared by choosing more players from the Stronger SIde team. Pakistan Team is stronger than Afghanistan Team, so consider more players from the Pakistan Team in your Dream11 Team.
Expecting Pakistan would win the first match pick those players who can perform based on their recent form, which will help you to prepare the best playing11 for your Dream11 Team.
PAK vs AFG Top Picks for Dream11 team
Shaheen Shah Afridi, Babar Azam, Najibullah Zadran, and Rashid Khan
Pakistan vs Afghanistan Dream11 Team
Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran
All-rounders: Shadab Khan
Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman/Noor Ahmed
PAK vs AFG Dream11 Prediction Captain and Vice-captain
A- Babar Azam (C) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (VC)
B- Babar Azam (C) and Rashid Khan (VC)
C- Shaheen Afridi (C) and Fakhar Zaman (VC)
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium Pitch Report
At Humbantota’s surface, both bowlers and batters enjoy their time but to be precise, the seam bowlers flourish and overcast conditions are going to step it up. Even though no rain is forecast, it could be a bit cloudy in Hambantota on match day. The last time an ODI was played, Sri Lanka’s seamers ran through the Afghanistan lineup so they will be wary of that. The average 1st Inning total is 250.
Despite not being in the same group, Afghanistan and Pakistan are anticipated to cross paths at some point during the Asia Cup. Additionally, they will compete in a crucial World Cup match in Chennai in two months. This three-match series gives both sides a chance to put themselves to the test ahead of those tougher challenges. Furthermore, they have an edge in preparation because this series is scheduled in Sri Lanka, where the Asia Cup will be played.
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