AFG vs PAK: Afghanistan to Host Pakistan for a three-match ODI Series in August

AFG vs PAK: Afghanistan to Host Pakistan for a three-match ODI Series in August
AFG vs PAK: Afghanistan to Host Pakistan for a three-match ODI Series in August

AFG vs PAK: Afghanistan to Host Pakistan for a three-match ODI Series in August

AFG vs PAK: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced the itinerary for the three-match ODI series against Pakistan, which is set to be played from August 22 to 26 in Sri Lanka.

The three ODI matches scheduled for August 22nd, 24th, and 26th. And will take place in two separate venues in Sri Lanka. The first two matches set to held in Hambantota. Whereas the third & final match will be played in Colombo.

This series will play a crucial part in preparing Afghanistan for the highly anticipated ACC Men’s Asia Cup 2023 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 which are scheduled to be held in the next few months.

These three matches will provide Babar Azam’s side an opportunity to fine-tune their combinations ahead of the 50-over ACC Men’s Asia Cup, which begins on 30 August with Pakistan playing Nepal at the picturesque Multan Cricket Stadium.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have played four ODIs and Pakistan have won all of them. The two sides last played each other in the format in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

ACB Chairman Mr. Mirwais Ashraf said that they are confident of doing well. And also putting on a fine cricketing show during the series. He added: “Our previous ODI assignment was a 2-1 series victory in our away tour to Bangladesh, which has boosted the team’s morale for the Pakistan Series. We satisfied with our preparations for the Asia Cup. As we have featured in multiple ODI commitments in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh recently. And playing Pakistan, in Sri Lanka, will help our squad for read the conditions and further prepare for the event”.

Mr. Ashraf also expressed hope that thre series against Pakistan will significantly contribute to the team’s preparation for the upcoming two mega events of the ACC Men’s Asia Cup and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

Afghanistan is all set to host Pakistan for the 2nd time this year after securing a 2-1 series victory in a three T20I match series earlier this year in Sharjah.

Tour itinerary:

17 Aug – Pakistan assemble in Sri Lanka

19, 20, 21 Aug – Training sessions

22 Aug – First ODI, Hambantota

24 Aug – Second ODI, Hambantota

26 Aug – Third ODI, Colombo

27 Aug – Departure for Pakistan

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