Afghanistan vs Pakistan 2023 ODI, Schedule, Squad and Live Streaming: The upcoming Asia Cup 2023 tournament is fast approaching, and cricket fans are eager with anticipation. Before this major event, Afghanistan and Pakistan are set to face off in a highly-anticipated ODI series from August 22nd-26th in Sri Lanka.
This series marks an exciting opportunity for both teams to gain momentum and fine-tune their strategies against a formidable opponent before the Asia Cup begins on August 27th.
Afghanistan and Pakistan have historically had a competitive rivalry, despite only playing each other 4 times in ODIs so far, with Pakistan coming out victorious in all previous encounters. This time, Afghanistan is hungry to break that streak.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced an 18-player squad brimming with young talent and led by seasoned all-rounder Hashmatullah Shahidi.
Spinner Noor Ahmad, who delivered an impressive performance in this year’s Indian Premier League, looks to make his mark.
Fast bowlers Mohammad Saleem Safi and Wafadar Momand also earned spots on the team.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan selection committee, headed by the respected Inzamam-ul-Haq, aims to infuse the team with fresh energy.
Young rising stars Tayyab Tahir, Faheem Ashraf and Saud Shakeel are new additions to the ODI squad.
With captain Babar Azam at the helm, Pakistan remains a formidable force.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan ODIs 2023 Venue
The three ODI matches will take place in Hambantota and Colombo, providing lively Sri Lankan crowds. This electric atmosphere and high-stakes competition will allow both teams to gain match experience in conditions similar to those expected for the Asia Cup, also hosted by Sri Lanka.
With the Asia Cup and the 2023 Cricket World Cup looming, this series represents a chance for Afghanistan and Pakistan to gain momentum, assess team chemistry, and lay the groundwork for possible strategic adjustments.
Both teams recognize these matches as invaluable preparation for the big tournaments ahead.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan ODIs 2023 schedule and live match times
|Tuesday, August 22||Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 1st ODI||Hambantota||1:30 PM|
|Thursday, August 24||Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI||Hambantota||1:30 PM|
|Saturday, August 26||Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI||Colombo||1:30 PM|
Afghanistan vs Pakistan ODIs 2023 teams and squads
|Hashmatullah Shahidi||Batsman (Captain)|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||Bowler|
|Babar Azam||Batsman (Captain)|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||Bowler|
Afghanistan vs Pakistan ODIs 2023 live Streaming
Eurosport India (Discovery+) has secured exclusive broadcasting rights for the upcoming ODI series between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The three-match series will be held from August 22nd-26th in Sri Lanka.
Discovery+ will provide live telecasts and programming featuring analysis by cricket legends for Indian viewers. This deal comes just before the start of the Asia Cup tournament on August 30th.
The partnership between Eurosport India, the Afghanistan Cricket Board, and Fire Bird Universe media rights holders provides Indian fans with the opportunity to follow the action as the teams prepare for Asia Cup strategies.
With interest high whenever Pakistan and Afghanistan meet, Indian fans can now tune in to see if the young Afghan squad can challenge heavyweight Pakistan leading up to the Asia Cup.
Where can I watch the Afghanistan vs Pakistan ODI series in India?
Discovery+ has exclusive broadcasting rights in India for the 3-match series from August 22nd-26th. Live telecasts and programming will air on Discovery+.
Why is the series being played in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka is serving as a neutral venue. The series is preparation for both teams ahead of the Asia Cup starting August 30th, which is also hosted by Sri Lanka.
How can I watch the coverage if I’m not a Discovery+ subscriber?
Check with local TV providers to see if any are carrying the Discovery+ feed for the series. Otherwise, streaming options from Discovery+ India may be available.