PAK vs AFG match will be the third match that will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in the World Cup 2023
Pakistan will take on Afghanistan (PAK vs AFG) today at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Pakistan are coming off two losses against Australia and India. Both the defeats have come at huge margins, which has also dented their net run rate. Meanwhile, Afghanistan are also coming off a heavy defeat against New Zealand. The Afghans have played four matches and have only won one game.
However, the Rashid Khan-powered Afghans will fancy beating the Pakistanis. Over the last two years, these two Asian teams have been playing tremendous cricket, and are producing blockbuster stuff. Although Pakistan have always emerged on the top, Afghanistan have proved they are no pushover.
With the match set to take place on a spin-friendly Chennai surface, Afghans will fancy themselves to get their first win against Pakistan in the ODI format. But for that to happen, the Afghans need to be at their A-game.
They have floundered with the bat in hand, with only Rahmanulla Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran showing consistency. Afghan batters need to put on runs onboard to have a chance to choke Pakistan batters with spin.
This World Cup match will be a huge chance for Men in Green to boost their NRR and keep things back on track.
- Pakistan vs Afghanistan (PAK vs AFG), ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Match22
- Date & Time: Monday, October 22, 2 PM IST
- Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
PAK vs AFG: Playing XIs
Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmed