Afghanistan vs Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2023, AFG vs PAK, 2nd ODI Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Aug 24 2023 217 Views

Afghanistan vs Pakistan in Sri Lanka

AFG vs PAK, 2nd ODI



Two Asian sides AFG and PAK will face off in the 2nd of the 3-match ODI series in the neutral venues at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota on Thursday, 24 August. The bowlers put in an excellent performance to help Babar Azam-led PAK set up a comprehensive win over AFG in the series opener played at Hambantota.

With this result, Men in Green has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match one-day series. On the other hand, AFG will need to make amends after producing a below-par batting performance against Pakistan. AFG's captain Hashmatullah Shahidi will be hoping that the side can put in an improved performance in this fixture. PAK is likely to go with an unchanged XI for the second game of the ODI series. 

AFG and PAK have faced each other 5-times in ODIs. PAK takes a 5-0 lead in all those matches against AFG, beating the Afghans comfortably each time.


Match Details

Match: AFG vs PAK, 2nd ODI, Afghanistan vs Pakistan in Sri Lanka, 2023

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2023

Time: 03:00 PM

Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka


Pitch Report

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium will host the 2nd ODI match of the series between AFG and PAK. The wicket prepared for the game to be played at this venue will be full of runs for batting units. Both sides will be keen to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition team to less than 275 runs. The majority of the ODIs played on this track have been won by the side batting first.


AFG vs PAK Squads

AFG: Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Wk), Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Wafadar Momand

PAK: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (Wk), Abdullah Shafique, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shaheen Afridi, Tayyab Tahir, Agha Salman, Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Haris, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Usama Mir, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf


AFG vs PAK Probable Playing XIs

AFG: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Abdul Rahman, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi

PAK: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf


Match Prediction

Based on the current form, Men in Green will be firm favourites to win the 2nd ODI against AFG. With the speedsters in the lineup with the likes of Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi putting In excellent bowling performances, PAK will be hoping new players can continue their good form in fixture as well. On the other hand, AFG will need to play some exceptional cricket to avoid a series defeat against PAK. We say PAK to win this match as well and make it 2-0.


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