On October 23, Afghanistan and Pakistan will play the 22nd match in the ODI World Cup 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Pakistan is in the fifth position on the points table, having lost two out of four games. In contrast, Afghanistan is at the bottom of the table with only one win in four games, surprisingly beating defending champions England last week.
Afghanistan’s last match saw them lose to New Zealand. Azmatullah Omarzai and Naveen ul Haq took two wickets each, but Afghanistan’s batsmen struggled, getting bowled out for just 139, with six batsmen scoring single-digit runs. They will be officially eliminated from the race to the semifinal with one more loss.
Pakistan, in their previous match, lost to Australia. Openers David Warner and Mitchell Marsh made a record-breaking partnership of 259 runs for the first wicket, leading to a total of 367 for 9. Pakistan, in response, got all out for 305. Abdullah Shafique (64), Imam ul Haq (70), and Mohammad Rizwan (46) were the top run-scorers for Pakistan. Captain Babar Azam’s form is a concern as he hasn’t made significant contributions in the four games, except for a half-century against India. However, the return to form of Shaheen Afridi, who picked up five wickets against Australia, will be a boost for Pakistan.
Ahead of the next game of the Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan injury update
Both teams do not have any injury concerns and are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan predicted XI
Afghanistan: 1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz 2 Ibrahim Zadran 3 Rahmat Shah 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt) 5 Azmatullah Omarzai 6 Ikram Alikhil (wk) 7 Mohammad Nabi 8 Rashid Khan 9 Mujeeb Ur Rahman 10 Naveen-ul-Haq 11 Fazalhaq Farooqi
Pakistan: 1 Abdullah Shafique 2 Imam-ul-Haq 3 Babar Azam (capt) 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk) 5 Saud Shakeel Shadab Khan 7 Iftikhar Ahmed 8 Usama Mir 8 9 Hasan Ali 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi 11 Haris Rauf
Afghanistan vs Pakistan Match Details
Match: Afghanistan vs Pakistan
Date & Time: October 23, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Afghanistan vs Pakistan Fantasy Team
Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
All-rounders: Azmatullah Omarzai
Bowlers: Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Rashid Khan
Captain: Mohammad Rizwan
Vice-captain: Shaheen Shah Afridi
Afghanistan vs Pakistan: Chennai Weather and Pitch Report
This is one of the balanced pitches where both spinners and batters get equal assistance. Anything above 270 will be a good total on this ground. The weather will be warm and sunny with no chance of rain. The temperature will be around 31 degrees Celsius.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between Afghanistan and Pakistan will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Afghanistan vs Pakistan match. The toss will take place at 2.00 PM IST.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan ODI matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by Afghanistan||0|
|Matches won by Pakistan||7|
Afghanistan vs Pakistan match prediction
After their win over defending champions England, Afghanistan cannot be taken lightly. They have a potent spin attack which is stronger than the spin department of Pakistan and this is something that makes them a competitive side at the spin-friendly MA Chidambaram Stadium.