AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Pitch Report & Injury Updates for Afghanistan vs Pakistan in Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI
Afghanistan would be looking forward to winning this match and saving their face.
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Afghanistan (AFG) will be up against Pakistan (PAK) in the 3rd ODI match of the Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka at the R Premdasa Stadium in Colombo on August 26. Pakistan leads the three-match series by a margin of two to nil and have already won the series. Afghanistan, however, would be looking forward to winning this match and saving their face.
Both these teams locked horns against each other at the Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in their last game, where the toss was won by Afghanistan, who elected to bat. After the horror of the previous match, Afghanistan made a bold move by choosing to bat. A phenomenal opening stand further made their decision brilliant. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran smashed bowlers around the park, scoring 227 runs for the first wicket. However, The batters that followed could not contribute much, but the team managed to put up a massive total of 300 runs on the board.
In reply, Pakistan started well, having an opening stand of 52 runs. They were scoring at the required run rate and looked good. After a promising opening stand, a brilliant second-wicket partnership was followed by it. Imam and Babar joined together 118 runs and kept the chase in check. However, once the partnership broke, Pakistan looked to be in trouble as their middle order failed. Shadab Khan, down the order, kept his nerves and smashed 48 runs, which proved to be crucial as Pakistan won by just one wicket with just one ball to spare.
Afghanistan v Pakistan in Sri Lanka, 26 Aug 2023, Sat, 3:00 PM IST, R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
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Rahmanullah Gurbaz AFG | WK
Gurbaz was phenomenal in the last game, where he played a knock of 151 runs and gave Afghanistan a brilliant start. He can be an excellent choice to lead your fantasy team.
Imam ul Haq PAK | BAT
Imam has been the most consistent player of the series so far. He has scored 152 runs in two matches where he has already smashed two half-centuries.
Mohammad Nabi AFG | ALL
Nabi has picked up four wickets bowling in both matches, at an economy of four. He has also scored 36 runs and can lead your team well.
Avoid Having These Players In Your Fantasy Sports Team
PAK | WK
Rizwan has not been able to make an impact in the series at all, and can be avoided for this match as well.
PAK | BAT
Babar is a class batter but has failed to score anything substantial. He can be left out of your fantasy team.
Last Updated On - Aug 26 2023 1:15 PM
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