Afghanistan vs Pakistan 1st ODI today match prediction. We provide 100 % sure today cricket match prediction tips and dream11 fantasy team by raja babu. Who will win today’s match AFG vs PAK? Live score with the ball-by-ball update. Cricket toss prediction.
The cricket fans are ready to witness yet another big battle of ODI cricket. The 1st ODI match of Pakistan’s tour of Afghanistan, 2023 is scheduled to be held on Tuesday 21st August 2023 at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota. We are providing 100 safe, perfect, and accurate today match prediction for all matches of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Pakistan vs Afghanistan ODI Series Overview
Afghanistan is going to face Pakistan right before the start of the Asia Cup and ICC Men’s ODI World Cup in a series of three ODI matches in the conditions of Sri Lanka. This series is very important for both teams before two big events. We know that some matches of the Asia Cup are going to be held in Sri Lanka and this is a big opportunity for both teams to get the best possible playing eleven for the next events. Most players of Pakistan and Afghanistan had been playing in Sri Lanka in the recent edition of LPL T20 which is a big advantage for these teams.
Afghanistan recently played an ODI series in Sri Lanka against the home side where they were not much impressive and lost three out of five matches and then they traveled to Bangladesh where they won the ODI series against Bangladesh with 2-1. Afghanistan had added some new players to the squad for this series and also for Asia Cup and ODI World Cup. Hashmatullah Shahidi is the new captain of Afghanistan for this series who will be leading the batting order of this team with Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, and Najibullah Zadran. Afghanistan is overall a well-balanced team for this series.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz is the wicket-keeper batsman in the squad of Afghanistan with Ikram Alikhil while Rahmat Shah is the only batting all-rounder of this team. The main strength of Afghanistan is its bowling unit. They had produced some best bowlers who had represented Afghanistan at the international level and in different big leagues of the world. Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi are two well-known bowlers from Afghanistan who had played a lot of cricket in Sri Lanka and around the world. The role of these bowlers in very important in this series.
Azmatullah Omarzai is another bowling all-rounder but we don’t think that he will get a lot of chances in this series. Noor Ahmad will be leading the bowling unit of Afghanistan with Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi,
Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Saleem Safi, and Wafadar Momand.
Pakistan is a strong and well-balanced team when it comes to white-ball cricket. Most players in the squad of Pakistan team had been in Sri Lanka since the previous month and they know the conditions of Sri Lanka very well. Pakistan had also added some new players to the squad for this series. Babar Azam is the regular captain of Pakistan and he will be leading the side in this series and also in Asia Cup and ICC Men’s ODI World Cup. Pakistan’s team is well-balanced with some best and most experienced batsmen and bowlers. This is a big opportunity for Pakistan to get the best players for two big events like Asia Cup and ICC Men’s ODI World Cup.
Babar Azam will be handling the batting order of Pakistan with Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, and Tayyab Tahir. Tayyab Tahir is the new addition in the Pakistan team but we are expecting that he will not get more chances to get a place in the playing eleven. Mohammad Haris and Mohammad Rizwan are wicket-keepers in the Pakistan team. Mohammad Haris is a hard hitter and his strike rate is good in the previous matches. Mohammad Rizwan is in superb form these days and we are sure that he will continue his good form in this series. Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Saud Shakeel are batting all-rounders of Pakistan. The bowling unit of Pakistan is also strong and experienced. Shah Afridi will be leading the bowling unit of Pakistan with Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, and Usama Mir. Some best bowling all-rounders like Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, and Mohammad Wasim Jr are also part of the bowling squad of Pakistan.
Afghanistan ODI History and Stats
Afghanistan had played 147 ODI matches right now with 73 wins to their name. They had lost 69 matches while their 4 matches came with no result and one match was tied.
Pakistan ODI History and Stats
Pakistan had played 953 ODI matches right now with 503 wins to their name. They had lost 422 matches while their 8 matches were tied and 20 matches were not decided.
Pakistan vs Afghanistan ODI History and Stats
Pakistan had played 4 ODI matches against Afghanistan where Afghanistan had not won any match while Pakistan had won all 4 matches played against Afghanistan.
Favorite Team in Today Match Prediction
According to cricket match prediction, Pakistan is the favorite team to win this match. The reasons why Pakistan is a favorite team in this match, are mentioned below:
- Pakistan had never lost any ODI match against Afghanistan
- The batting order of Pakistan is strong and experienced
- Pakistan also has a strong and experienced bowling unit
- The bowling unit of Afghanistan is very strong and experienced
- It will interesting to the bowlers of Afghanistan against the batsmen of Pakistan
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Sides
Pakistan has a strong batting order and bowling unit as compared to Afghanistan, so the winning chances of Pakistan for today’s match have been increased. The equation of winning chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
Pakistan has a 60% chance to win this match
Afghanistan has a 40% chance to win this match
Toss Prediction in Today Match Prediction
The toss can play an important role in the decision of this match. According to toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may elect to bat first.
Pitch Report and Conditions
The 1st ODI match between Pakistan and Afghanistan is going to be played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota. The pitch at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is known to be generally batting-friendly, with good pace and bounce. However, it can also be a bit unpredictable at times, with occasional uneven bounce and spin as the match progresses. Overall, the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium pitch can offer a good contest between bat and ball, and teams that are able to adapt to the conditions are likely to do well.
Weather Report for This Match
The weather forecast in Hambantota on match day is not very good. There are some chances of rain but that is possible that we may have an interrupted match.
Dream 11 Predictions for Today’s Match
Dream11 prediction for Pakistan vs Afghanistan. After checking the ODI player’s availability, the Dream 11 Team for this match of Pakistan and Afghanistan is mentioned under.
AFG vs PAK DREAM11 LINEUP
Babar Azam (C)
Rashid Khan (VC)
Today Match Time & Date
Date: Tuesday, 21st August 2023
Time: 09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL / 03:00 PM IST
Venue Details, Facts, and History
Stadium: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium
Location: Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Known as: Hambantota International Cricket Stadium
Dimensions: 100m long, 100m wide
Ends: Thanamalwila End, Sooriyawewa End
Time Zone: UTC +05:30
Curator: Ravi Dissanayake
Venue Scoring Pattern in ODIs
Total matches: 26
Matches won batting first: 10
Matches won bowling first: 13
Average 1st Inns scores: 249
Average 2nd Inns scores: 196
Highest total recorded: 368/4 (50 Ov) by SL vs PAK
Lowest total recorded: 112/10 (33.1 Ov) by KEN vs PAK
Highest score chased: 312/2 (47.2 Ov) by SL vs ZIM
Lowest score defended: 314/6 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL
Afghanistan ODI Squad
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 Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Wafadar Momand.
Pakistan ODI Squad
Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
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