Afghanistan vs Pakistan 1st ODI: Match Prediction – Who Will Win between AFG vs PAK?


On August 22, only a few days before the 2023 Asia Cup kicks off, Afghanistan vs Pakistan will play the first in a three-game One-Day International series. The two teams will become more familiar with one another before the major Asia Cup competition. Earlier this year, Afghanistan defeated Pakistan by a score of 2-1 in T20 Internationals played in the United Arab Emirates. However, the same cannot be said of their recent dominance over Pakistan in ODI cricket.

Afghanistan’s recent performance has been somewhat uneven. They did win series against teams like Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, but they struggled to defeat Sri Lanka and other top-notch opponents. Afghanistan is known for having a reputation for being a nation of fierce fighters.

In the past few years, Pakistan has enjoyed success in white-ball cricket. Since the beginning of 2022, the squad has played 5 ODI series; 4 of those series have been victories, including ones against Australia, the West Indies, and New Zealand. According to the most recent ICC rankings, they are the second-best side in ODIs.

MATCH SCHEDULE (Pakistan vs Afghanistan) :

TournamentMatch DetailDay / DateTimeVenue
Pak vs Afg ODI 2023Pakistan vs AfghanistanTue/ Aug 22, 202302:00 PMMahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium

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AFG vs PAK Head-to-Head

Head To HeadTeamsMatch WonNR

Weather Report (AFG vs PAK ):


Pitch Report:

Sri Lanka’s second-largest stadium is the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect that border scoring will be challenging. The key to scoring runs at this field will be striking rotation. When discussing the field, it’s important to note that batters have some help from the surface, as it improves with time.

Teams batting first Won 10 out of 25 Matches. So, both teams will prefer batting second in this Venue.

Pakistan VS Afghanistan Playing XIs:

Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi, Abdul Rahman, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ahmad, Rashid Khan.

Pakistan: Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi.

AFG vs PAK Best Performers:

The Best Batter:

Babar Azam – (PAK): Babar Azam scored 223 runs in three innings in three One-Day Internationals. Babar Azam’s highest One-Day International score was 112. In One-Day Internationals, B. Azam has scored 1 century, 1 half-century, 1 time (30+), and 0 times (20+) runs. B. Azam has batted 74.33 with a strike rate of 88.1 throughout the course of 253 ODI deliveries. During the OD match, Babar Azam hit a total of 22 boundaries (19 fours, 3 sixes).

The Best Bowler:

Shaheen Shah Afridi – (PAK): The pace assault will be led by Shaheen Shah Afridi, who has been in terrific form in the current Hundred League in England. So, he is in good form.


Disclaimer: My interpretation is that the forecast was arrived at after careful consideration and instinct. My interpretation is that the forecast was arrived at after careful consideration and instinct. You should consider all of this data before making your forecast in order to build your own opinion.

DateTeam ATeam BOur Predictour win rate
22 AugPakistanAfghanistanPakistan80%

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