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AFG vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction: 3rd ODI Afghanistan vs Pakistan, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Dream 11 Prediction

By Sonam G

Pakistan will lock horns with Afghanistan in the third match of the ODI series. Afghanistan were so close in the previous match to get their first-ever ODI win against Pakistan, but it wasn’t to be. Afghanistan posted 300 in the first innings and Pakistan were cruising in the chase at 170/1 but a heap of wickets fell and Afghanistan were back in the contest. Needing 11 of the last over, Shadab was run out at the non striker end but as Naseem Shah got them past the line with a boundary with 3 runs needed of 2 balls.

When: 26 August, 3:00 PM IST

Where: Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Hambantota

TV Channel, Live Streaming: Eurosport

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota Pitch Report

The surface here will be a balanced one with good help for spinners and the average first innings score here is 254. In the previous match Afghanistan took 8 wickets with their spin trio while Pakistan took 8 wickets with the pacers. So there will be something in it for everyone and batting will be challenging.

Afghanistan Playing 11

  1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
  2. Ibrahim Zadran
  3. Riaz Hassan
  4. Hashmatullah Shahidi (c)
  5. Najibullah Zadran,
  6. Mohammad Nabi
  7. Azmatullah Omarzai
  8. Rashid Khan
  9. Noor Ahmed
  10. Fazal Haq Farooqi
  11. Shahidullah Kamal
  • Najibullah has been ruled out of this series and Shahidullah Kamal has replaced him.

Ibrahim Zadran Stats in ODI

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performance Batting Average S/R
16 829 80, 0, 1, 100, 41 59 85

Rashid Khan Stats in ODI

Matches Played Wickets Last 5 performance Last 4 performance vs Pakistan Bowling Average
91 169 0/53, 2/42, 2/28, 2/21, 0/21 0/53, 2/42, 1/50, 3/46 18.6

Pakistan Playing 11

  1. Imam ul Haq
  2. Fakhar Zaman
  3. Babar Azam (c)
  4. Iftikhar Ahmed
  5. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  6. Salman Ali Agha/ Saud Shakeel
  7. Shadab Khan
  8. Usama Mir/ Nawaz
  9. Shaheen Afridi
  10. Naseem Shah
  11. Haris Rauf
  • All the players are fit and available for selection.

Babar Azam Stats in ODI

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performance Last 4 performance vs Afghanistan Batting Average
102 5142 53, 0, 1, 107, 54 53, 0, 45, 66 58

Shaheen Afridi Stats in ODI

Matches Played Wickets Last 5 performance Last 4 performance vs Afghanistan Bowling Average
38 74 2/58, 2/9, 3/46, 1/34, 2/53 2/58, 2/9, 4/47, 2/38 23.4

AFG vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicket-keepers: R Gurbaz

Batsmen: Babar Azam, I Zadran, Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman

All-rounder: Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nabi

Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb

Captain, Vice Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Babar Azam, Rashid Khan

Captain, Vice Captain for Grand League:  Shaheen Afridi, Ibrahim Zadran

AFG vs PAK Fantasy Tips

  • Babar Azam has scored 478 runs in 10 ODI matches in 2023 at an average of more than 50.
  • Shaheen Afridi has picked up atleast 2 wickets in every ODI match he has played against Afghanistan.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz (151) and Ibrahim Zadran (80) put up a marathon double-century opening stand between them in the previous match. They had also put up 256 runs opening partnership for Afghanistan against Sri Lanka previously and have been doing well in the last year.
  • Ibrahim Zadran has done well in this format and already has 4 ODI hundreds in his short career. He scored 80 runs in the last game will be a key pick for this match.
  • Haris Rauf took 5 for 18 in the opening match of the series and it is his maiden five-wicket haul in the format.
  • Imam ul Haq scored a gritty 61 in the opening match and followed it up with 91 in the previous match. He looks to be in sublime form with the bat.
  • Salman Agha struggled a lot in  both the matches and is batting lower down the order. Hence avoid him for this match.
  • Shahidullah Kamal did not have much of a role to play with both bat and ball in the last game and with plenty of better options he can be left out.

Who will win Afghanistan vs Pakistan today match?

Pakistan are expected to win this match

Pakistan and Afghanistan have faced each other in 6 matches in ODI. Out of these 6 games, Pakistan have won 6 whereas Afghanistan are yet to win a game.

Afghanistan were bowled out for just 59 in the opening match it is their second-lowest total in ODIs

Afghanistan scored 300 runs for the first time against Pakistan in the previous match.

If Pakistan manage to win this series 3-0  they will move to the top of the ODI rankings. They are currently leading the series 2-0.

Afghanistan took all 10 wickets of Pakistan for the first time in this format in the opening match.

Mujeeb became the only spinner to dismiss Babar Azam for a duck in ODIs.

Sonam G

A cricket fan trying to analyze the game from a different point of view.