The first One-Day International (ODI) of a three-match series between Pakistan and Afghanistan is scheduled to begin today in Sri Lanka.
The Men in Green will play Afghanistan in the inaugural game of the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Tournament today in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. The game will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Babar XI enters the series after thrashing the Lankan Lions in the Test series last month and defeating New Zealand 4-1 at home in the One-Day Internationals in April and May of this year. Based on prior results, the Green Shirts hoped to maintain their winning streak.
With the Men’s ODI Asia Cup 2023 approaching quickly, the three-match series is supposed to offer an opportunity for Team Green to assess the roster and plan future tactics.
Pakistan, Afghanistan ODI Venue
Pakistan and Afghanistan will square off at Hambantota’s Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.
Pakistan, Afghanistan Match Time
The match will start at 2:30 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST).
Babar Azam (captain), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi.
Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Wk), Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Wafadar Momand.
Both teams will declare their starting lineups shortly before the game begins.
Pakistan vs Afghanistan ODI Live Streaming
The match will be live telecast on PTV sports while several apps will also provide live scoring details to the cricket fans.