AFG vs PAK 1st ODI: Everything You Need to Know

Cricket Fever Returns

The cricketing world is set to witness another thrilling encounter as Afghanistan and Pakistan lock horns in the 1st ODI. Fans from both nations eagerly await this clash, with both teams boasting a mix of experienced campaigners and young talents.

AFG vs PAK | Date and Time Details

1st ODI22 AugustTuesday3:00 pm ISTMahinda Rajapaksa Intl. StadiumHambantota
2nd ODI24 AugustThursday3:00 pm ISTMahinda Rajapaksa Intl. StadiumHambantota
3rd ODI26 AugustSaturday3:00 pm ISTR Premadasa StadiumColombo

Opening Onslaught

In a riveting encounter between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the 1st ODI saw some unforgettable moments that kept fans on the edge of their seats. The match, held at the iconic Kabul Cricket Stadium, began with Afghanistan’s openers setting the tone with some aggressive batting. Their fearless approach against Pakistan’s formidable bowling lineup was commendable.

Crucial Preparations for Asia Cup

The Afghanistan-Pakistan ODI series is not just a battle on the pitch; it’s a strategic rehearsal for the teams as they fine-tune their strategies ahead of the Asia Cup 2023. Both teams have previously faced each other in ODI encounters, with Pakistan emerging victorious in all four instances. However, recent results from the T20I series indicate Afghanistan’s growing strength, as they clinched victory in two matches against their formidable opponents.

The Contending Squads


1Babar Azam (Captain)Batter
2Shadab Khan (vc)Allrounder
3Abdullah ShafiqueTop-Order Batter
4Agha SalmanAllrounder
5Faheem AshrafBowling Allrounder
6Fakhar ZamanOpening Batter
7Haris RaufBowler
8Iftikhar AhmedMiddle-Order Batter
9Imam-ul-HaqTop-Order Batter
10Mohammad Haris (wk)Middle-Order Batter
11Mohammad NawazAllrounder
12Mohammad Rizwan (wk)Wicketkeeper Batter
13Mohammad Wasim JrAllrounder
14Naseem ShahBowler
15Saud ShakeelMiddle-Order Batter
16Shaheen Shah AfridiBowler
17Tayyab TahirMiddle-Order Batter
18Usama MirBowler


1Hashmatullah Shahidi (Captain)Top-Order Batter
2Abdul RahmanBowler
3Azmatullah OmarzaiAllrounder
4Fazalhaq FarooqiBowler
5Ibrahim ZadranOpening Batter
6Ikram AlikhilWicketkeeper Batter
7Mohammad NabiAllrounder
8Mujeeb Ur RahmanBowler
9Najibullah ZadranMiddle-Order Batter
10Noor AhmadBowler
11Rahmanullah Gurbaz †Wicketkeeper Batter
12Rahmat ShahAllrounder
13Rashid KhanBowling Allrounder
14Riaz HassanBatter
15Suliman SafiBatter
16Wafadar MomandBowler

Read More – Asian Cup 2023: Squad Announcements

Broadcast and Live Streaming

  • India: Eurosport; Fancode
  • Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh: Eurosport
  • Australia: Fox Sports
  • USA: Willow TV
  • Afghanistan: RTA Sport
  • Pakistan: Tapmad TV; A Sports, PTV Sports
  • Canada: Willow TV


This thrilling encounter sets the stage for an exciting series. With both teams showcasing their strengths, the upcoming matches promise more action and drama. Fans are eagerly awaiting the next face-off, hoping for another cricketing spectacle.

Get ready for a cricketing extravaganza as Afghanistan and Pakistan clash in a high-stakes ODI series, setting the stage for Asia Cup 2023. The battle of skills, strategies, and sheer determination promises an unforgettable spectacle for cricket enthusiasts worldwide.

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