AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: 1st ODI Match Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for Afghanistan vs Pakistan Dream11 Team

Updated on: Sep 1, 2023 5:48 pm IST

AFG vs PAK Dream11

Just a few days prior to the commencement of the 2023 Asia Cup, Afghanistan and Pakistan will lock horns in a 3-match ODI series starting on August 22. The two sides will get a feel of each other before heading into the blockbuster Asia Cup tournament. Afghanistan had some success against Pakistan in T20Is earlier this year as they beat them in UAE by a margin of 2-1. But the same cannot be said about their ongoing track record against Pakistan in ODI cricket.

However, the AFG vs PAK Dream11 clash promises to be an exciting encounter as a top-tier Pakistan side will clash with one of the most unpredictable teams in ODI cricket.

Afghanistan vs Pakistan, Match 1
22 August, 1:30 PM IST
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium Pitch, Hambantota, Sri Lanka

AFG vs PAK Preview

Afghanistan and Pakistan have only met each other four times in ODIs, with the latter winning on all occasions. The only time Afghanistan came close to defeating Pakistan in an ODi match was way back in the 2019 World Cup where late heroics from Imad Wasim saved the day for the Men In Green.

Form Guide

Afghanistan: LWWLL
Pakistan: LWWWW

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium is officially the second-largest stadium in Sri Lanka. Hence it is safe to assume that boundary scoring will not be all that easy. Strike rotation on this venue will be key to scoring runs. The average score batting first at the venue is 249 and teams batting first have won on more occasions (8) as opposed to teams batting first (6). Hence, it will be ideal for either toss-winning captain to bowl first considering the slow nature of the pitch and the expansive boundary dimensions.

Last result at the venue

Match: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka
Afghanistan: 116/10 in 22.2 overs
Sri Lanka: 120/1 in 16 overs

Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets.

AFG Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmant Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mohammad Saleem

Afghanistan Team News

Najib Zadran is out with injury.

Rashid Khan vs Pakistan in ODI 

Last 5 Scores in ODI Last 5 Bowling Figures in ODI Rashid’s Bowling average against Pakistan Rashid’s Best Bowling figures against Pakistan Captain or Vice-captain choice
3, 4, 13, 6, 2  1-40, 4-37, 0-21, 2-21,2-28, 24 3/46

Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s overall performance in ODI & T20I combined

Last 5 Scores in ODI Best Score against Pakistan in T20I ODI Batting Average ODI Strike Rate Captain or Vice-captain choice
2, 8, 22, 145, 6 44 (49) 39 86.94

PAK Playing 11

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (C), Saud Shakeel/Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz/Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

Pakistan Team News

At present, there is no team news available concerning the Pakistan squad.

Babar Azam vs Afghanistan in ODI

Last 5 Scores in ODI Best Knock against Afghanistan Babar Azam’s Batting Average against Afghanistan ODI Runs Since 2022 Captain or Vice-captain choice
49, 65, 54, 107, 1 66 55.5 1311

Shaheen Shah Afridi vs Afghanistan in ODI

Last 5 ODI Bowling figures Best ODI Bowling Figures against Afghanistan ODI Bowling Average against Afghanistan ODI Wickets Since 2022 Captain or Vice-captain choice
1-17, 2-63, 2-53, 1-34, 3-46 4/47 14.16 17 wickets

Who will win today’s match between Afghanistan vs Pakistan

Pakistan enjoy an unassailable 4-0 win record against Afghanistan in ODI cricket. Besides, Afghanistan are yet to register their maiden ODI victory against its neighbor. On the other hand, Pakistan are also high on experience as opposed to its rivals who have only managed to burst into the international scene roughly two decades ago. Pakistan head into this fixture as obvious favorites.

AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batsmen: Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ibrahim Zadran, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman
All-rounder: Mohammad Nabi, Shadab Khan, Rashid Khan
Bowlers: Fazalhaq Farooqi, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Who are Best Captain Options for AFG VS PAK Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head to Head contest: Shadab Khan, Mohammed Nabi

For Grand League, Mega Contest: Babar Azam, Rashid Khan

What are AFG VS PAK Fantasy Tips?

Solidifying your bowling arsenal will be key here. This can be done by picking an extra bowler in the form of a spin-bowling all-rounder or a medium-fast pacer who can contribute with the bat low down the order. Rashid Khan and Shadab Khan are highly reliable spin-bowling all-rounders who are likely to play a major role in this game.

Where to watch AFG VS PAK live?

Telecast: Eurosport SD and Eurosport HD TV channels

Live Streaming: Fancode

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