Matсh Prediction PAK vs AFG – October 23 – ICC Cricket World Cup

Given their recent form, Pakistan appears to have an edge over Afghanistan in their forthcoming encounter.

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Match Details 

Teams: Pakistan vs Afghanistan

Match number: 22nd match

Ground: M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai

Series: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Hours of play: 08:30 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL

Match days: October 23, 2023

Pakistan vs Afghanistan Betting Odds

Pakistan ODIAfghanistan ODI

Probable Playing XIs


Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain.

Pakistan Cricket Team


Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad.


Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

The probable best batter of the match could be Babar Azam from Pakistan. He is currently the captain of the Pakistan cricket team and is known for his consistent performance. He has scored over 5000 runs in his career, including 18 centuries. In a previous outing, he scored a half-century (53 off 66 balls), which included six boundaries.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

The probable best bowler of the match could be Rashid Khan from Afghanistan. He has been a linchpin of the Afghanistan bowling attack for the last six years. In a game against Scotland, he ended with figures of 2.2-0-9-4, taking the wickets of Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Josh Davey, and Bradley Wheal. Moreover, he is only one scalp short of 100 wickets in T20Is and is set to become the fastest to reach there.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

Winner Team FlagDateMatch DetailsResult
Pakistan26-Aug-20233rd ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), August 26, 2023, Afghanistan tour of Sri LankaPakistan won by 59 runs
Pakistan24-Aug-20232nd ODI (D/N), Hambantota, August 24, 2023, Afghanistan tour of Sri LankaPakistan won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
Pakistan22-Aug-20231st ODI (D/N), Hambantota, August 22, 2023, Afghanistan tour of Sri LankaPakistan won by 142 runs
Pakistan29-Jun-201936th match, Leeds, June 29, 2019, ICC Cricket World CupPakistan won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Pakistan21-Sep-20182nd Match, Super Four, Abu Dhabi, September 21, 2018, Asia CupPakistan won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Last 5 Games of Afghanistan

DateMatch NumberTeamsResult
October 15, 202313th MatchAfghanistan vs EnglandAfghanistan won by 69 runs
October 11, 20239th MatchAfghanistan vs IndiaIndia won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
October 07, 20233rd MatchAfghanistan vs BangladeshBangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 92 balls remaining)
September 05, 20236th MatchGroup B, Afghanistan vs Sri LankaSri Lanka won by 2 runs
September 03, 20234th MatchGroup B, Afghanistan vs BangladeshBangladesh won by 89 runs

Last 5 Games of Pakistan

DateMatch NumberTeamsResult
October 14, 202312th MatchPakistan vs IndiaIndia won by 7 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)
October 10, 20238th MatchPakistan vs Sri LankaPakistan won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
October 06, 20232nd MatchPakistan vs NetherlandsPakistan won by 81 runs
September 14, 202311th MatchSuper Four, Pakistan vs Sri LankaSri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (DLS method)
September 10, 20239th MatchSuper Four, Pakistan vs IndiaIndia won by 228 runs

Information About Injuries in Teams 


Mohammad Rizwan sustained a minor injury in the match against India and was admitted to the hospital.


There is no any specific details about injuries in the Afghanistan team.

Pakistan vs Afghanistan: Winning Prediction

As the two teams are gearing up for their forthcoming clash, a scrutiny of their recent performances provides some fascinating insights. Pakistan has demonstrated a strong form in their recent outings, securing victories in three out of their last five matches. Their accomplished batters, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, have been in commendable form, contributing significantly to the team’s triumphs. The bowling department, led by Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf, has also been potent, keeping the opposition under pressure.

Afghanistan, on the other hand, has managed to claim victory only once in their last five games, indicating a slump in performance. While their bowling unit, spearheaded by Rashid Khan, has been delivering consistently, their batting lineup has been struggling to put substantial runs on the scoreboard.

Given their recent form, perfomances and odds, Pakistan appears to have an edge over Afghanistan in their forthcoming encounter. However, cricket is a game of uncertainties, and Afghanistan’s resilient spirit coupled with their potential for breathtaking performances can never be underestimated.

Report About MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

The M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, also known as the Chepauk Stadium, is a cricket stadium located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Here’s some interesting information about it:

  • Establishment: The stadium was established in 1916, making it the second oldest cricket stadium in India after Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It is the oldest cricket stadium in India that is still in continuous use.
  • Naming: The stadium was formerly known as the Madras Cricket Club Ground. It was renamed after M. A. Chidambaram Chettiar, a former president of BCCI and the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association.
  • Home Ground: The M. A. Chidambaram Stadium serves as the home ground for the Tamil Nadu cricket team and the Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings.
  • Location: The stadium is located at Chepauk, a few hundred meters from Marina beach along the Bay of Bengal. It can be accessed from Wallajah Road in the north, Babu Jagjivanram Road in the west, and Pycrofts Road in the south.
  • Capacity: The stadium has a capacity of 50,000.
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About ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup stands as the premier international championship for One Day International (ODI) cricket. Organized by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament takes place every four years. It is celebrated as one of the most-watched sporting events globally and is regarded by the ICC as the flagship event of the international cricket calendar.

The current format involves a qualification phase spanning the preceding three years, determining the teams that earn the right to compete in the tournament phase. In this phase, 10 teams, including the host nation, compete for the coveted title, with matches taking place at venues within the host nation over the course of about a month.

Australia boasts the most World Cup victories, having clinched the title five times. India and West Indies have each triumphed twice, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have secured the championship once each. The reigning champions are England, who claimed the title in the 2019 World Cup edition.

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