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Afghanistan vs Pakistan Betting: Odds & Tips (2023)

Afghanistan will take on Pakistan in Sri Lanka in a short bilateral engagement featuring just three ODIs. The series is scheduled from August 22 to August 26, 2023. In this preview, you’ll find the best cricket betting sites for the upcoming bilateral series, the latest Afghanistan vs Pakistan betting odds, match predictions, team news, and thoroughly researched Afghanistan vs Pakistan betting tips.


Afghanistan vs Pakistan Latest Betting Odds (Today's Match Odds)

We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and compiled some of the most competitive Afghanistan vs Pakistan odds below from India’s top five cricket betting apps and sites. And if you’re a resident of Pakistan or Bangladesh, we suggest you read our in-depth guides to online betting in Pakistan and cricket betting from Bangladesh.

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Betting Odds: 3rd ODI (Match Winner)

BOOKMAKERAfghanistan Pakistan
20bet logo3.101.36
Melbet logo3.361.32
Parimatch logo3.251.34

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Betting Odds: 3rd ODI (Top Team Batsman)

10cric logoRahmanullah Gurbaz4.38Imam ul Haq4.70
Betway logoRahmanullah Gurbaz3.75Imam ul Haq3.75
Melbet logoRahmanullah Gurbaz4.75Imam ul Haq4.50
Dafabet logoIbrahim Zadran3.65Babar Azam3.05
20bet logoIbrahim Zadran3.60Babar Azam2.98

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Betting Odds: 3rd ODI (Top Team Bowler)

10cric logoMohammad Nabi6.29Shaheen Afridi3.65
Betway logoMohammad Nabi5.50Shaheen Afridi3.25
Melbet logoMohammad Nabi6.50Shaheen Afridi3.50
Dafabet logoMujeeb ur Rahman4.00Haris Rauf3.60
20bet logoMujeeb ur Rahman4.10Haris Rauf3.70

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Betting Tips

Found yourself a free bet but don’t know what to wager it on? Consider the below Afghanistan vs Pakistan betting tips for the 3rd ODI, which our team at CBA thinks could well turn out correct.

  • Pakistan to win, Babar Azam to score 50+ runs and Fakhar Zaman to score 25+ runs @ 2.45 on Betway
  • Babar Azam to score 25+ runs, Fakhar Zaman to hit a six, Haris Rauf and Rashid Khan to take a wicket each @ 3.50 on Betway
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran to hit a six each & Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman to take a wicket each @ 6.00 on Betway

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Afghanistan vs Pakistan Predictions

You can consider the following Afghanistan vs Pakistan predictions when placing your wagers:

  • In the four ODIs played between both sides to date, Pakistan has won all of them.
  • The pitch at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota has a lot to offer to both batters and bowlers. Spinners will get a lot of turn; however, if the batters adapt to the conditions, they can score big runs.
  • The Premadasa Stadium (Colombo) wicket tends to slow down as matches progress. Hence, both teams would prefer to bat first here; however, spinners are expected to get the maximum assistance from the surface.
  • While making your Dream XI selection, make sure to include all the spinners from both teams. Among batsmen, make sure to have players like Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz in your team.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan Betting Prediction

This series would be a litmus test for both teams just before the Asia Cup. Afghanistan has been improving the quality of its cricket in the ODI format; they have quality players in their ranks and will put up a tough fight. However, they are not strong enough to defeat the mighty Pakistani side. In this three-match ODI series, we expect Babar Azam and his men to secure a 3-0 victory.

Afghanistan vs Pakistan 2023 Schedule

Afghanistan vs Pakistan 1st ODI2:00 PMAugust 22, TueMahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
Afghanistan vs Pakistan 2nd ODI2:00 PMAugust 24, ThuMahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
Afghanistan vs Pakistan 3rd ODI2:00 PMAugust 26, SatR. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Afghanistan vs Pakistan 2023: Where to Watch?

In Pakistan, PTV Sports has acquired exclusive TV and digital rights for the 2023 Afghanistan vs. Pakistan bilateral series. In India, the Sony Sports Network has bagged exclusive rights to broadcast live coverage of the tournament. Indian viewers can also catch all the live action on the Sony Ten 5 channel, and if you wish to livestream the games, you can do that on SonyLIV, the digital arm of the Sony Network.

Team News


  • Afghanistan is currently ranked 10th in the ICC ODI rankings. They have recently won a bilateral ODI series against Bangladesh.
  • The team will be captained by Hashmatullah Shahidi.
  • The team will be relieved by the return of ace spinner Rashid Khan, who had been suffering from back pain for the past two months.
  • Noor Ahmad is also making a comeback to the squad after having a great IPL season.
Afghanistan ODI Squad

Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ikram Alikhil (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Saleem Safi and Wafadar Momand.


  • Pakistan is currently ranked 2nd in the ICC ODI Rankings, and the team will be eyeing the top spot if they whitewash Afghanistan in this series.
  • The team will be captained by Babar Azam, with Shadab Khan as his deputy.
  • All-rounder Faheem Ashraf has been recalled to the squad after 2021. His inclusion would strengthen the all-rounders' department.
  • Due to his outstanding performance in Test cricket in recent times, Saud Shakeel has also been included in the ODI squad. He played his last ODI game in March 2022.
Pakistan ODI Squad

Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Haris (wk), Shadab Khan (VC), Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi.

Afghanistan vs Pakistan: Key Players


  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Gurbaz has been in splendid form since the 2022 Asia Cup, and his exploits in this year’s IPL with KKR has been a real morale booster. His aggressive batting, especially in the powerplay overs, has earned him dividends. Not to forget his contribution with the gloves behind the wickets, which is also crucial.

  • Rashid Khan

Currently ranked 3rd in the ICC ODI bowlers rankings, Rashid Khan is undoubtedly the most dangerous spinner currently on the international circuit. His googly would trouble the batsmen, and he has to fire on all cylinders if the Afghans want to pull off a surprise series win.

  • Hashmatullah Shahidi

The captain of the squad, Shahidi has been in excellent form in ODIs of late. Moreover, he is the leading run scorer for his side against Pakistan in the 50-over format, and Afghanistan will be banking on him to score runs and help the team post a good total.


  • Babar Azam

The captain of the Pakistani contingent and currently the top-ranked ODI batsman, Babar Azam is in the form of his life. His wicket, at present, is any bowler’s prized possession.

  • Shadab Khan

He has been the most valuable player for Pakistan over the past two years. His batting, especially in the slog overs, has won crucial matches for his side. Also, his leg-break spin is expected to be crucial on these wickets.

  • Shaheen Afridi

The top-ranked Pakistani bowler in ODIs, Shaheen Afridi is perhaps one of the most feared pacers in the world right now. His ability to swing the ball at an average pace of over 145 kmph has troubled even the greatest batters of these times.

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Betting: Key Stats

*Stats pertain to active players only
  • Most runs: Asghar Afghan (149)
  • Highest batting average: Hashmatullah Shahidi (97.00)
  • Highest score: Hashmatullah Shahidi (97*)
  • Highest strike rate: Babar Azam (124.76)
  • Most 50+: Hashmatullah Shahidi (2)
  • Most 6s: Asghar Afghan (7)
  • Most wickets: Shaheen Afridi (6)
  • Best bowling figures in an innings: Shaheen Afridi (4/47)
  • Best economy: Mujeeb ur Rehman (3.25)
  • Most catches: Mohammad Nawaz (2)

Afghanistan vs Pakistan: Past Winners

2019Afghanistan vs Pakistan 2019 ICC ODI WC Group match Pakistan3 wickets
2018Afghanistan vs Pakistan Asia Cup, Super 4 matchPakistan3 wickets
2014Afghanistan vs Pakistan Asia Cup, Group matchPakistan72 runs
2012Afghanistan vs Pakistan only ODI matchPakistan7 wickets

Dream 11 Lineup: 3rd ODI

  • Wicketkeeper: M Rizwan (PAK), R Gurbaz (AFG)
  • Batsmen: B Azam (PAK), I Zadran (AFG), F Zaman (PAK), H Shahidi (AFG)
  • All-rounders: S Khan (PAK), R Khan (AFG)
  • Bowlers: S Afridi (PAK), N Shah (PAK), F Farooqi (AFG)

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