Who Will Win – 23 Oct 23 Match Prediction | Pakistan VS Afghanistan 22nd Match (ICC World Cup India 2023)

Uswa Toheed

Who Will Win – 23 Oct 23 Match Prediction Pakistan VS Afghanistan 22nd Match (ICC World Cup India 2023)

Presently, the coming 22nd match of the ICC World Cup 2023 between Pakistan and Afghanistan is going to take place at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India. This match put excitement into the audience. So far in this tournament Pakistan has played a total of four matches, out of which they have won two and lost two. On the other hand, the Afghanistan team has managed to win only one match in the four matches they have played. Moreover, these two teams have faced each other many times but Pakistan has won most of the time.

Pak vs Afg 22nd match World Cup 2023

Pak Vs. Afg Match Details

TeamsPakistan and Afghanistan
VenueM.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
DateOctober 23, 2023
Time1:30 pm

Pitch Report

The pitch of this stadium is sporting. It has a dry surface. It is considered beneficial for both bowlers and batters. However, previous observations say that it gets slower as the match progresses. Out of 25 ODI matches, 14 have been won against the team who chose batting. Its surface provides a grip for spinners.

Head-to-Head Match History Pak vs. Afg

Pakistan and Afghanistan teams played 7 ODI matches. All 7 matches were won by Pakistan and Afghanistan won no ODI match. 

TotalPak winAfg winTieNo result

Predicted Playing XI

Team Pakistan

  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Mohammad Rizwan (Wk)
  • Imam ul Haq
  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Iftikhar Ahmad
  • Shahdab Khan
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Hassan Ali
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Haris Rauf

Team Afghanistan

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi (C)
  • Rahmat Sah
  • Azmatullah Omarzai
  • Ikram Alikhil
  • Rashid Khan
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Naveen-ul-Haq
  • Ibrahim Zadran
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi

Probable Best Player Team Pakistan

Best Batter

Pakistani right-handed batsman Mohammad Rizwan scored 294 runs in four matches till now. He is in the top position, scoring more runs. He is consistent with his batting. However, he plays in the fourth position. His highest score is 113 not out against Sri Lanka in the tournament.

Best Bowler

Pakistan’s fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi is the best to ball. He took 5-wickets in his last match against Australia. He grabbed 9 wickets in his last four matches of the tournament. Moreover, he is considered the power of the team because of his outstanding bowling. 

Probable Best Player Team Afghanistan

Best Batter

Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 159 runs until now. He played a powerful innings as an opening batsman against England scoring 80 runs off 57 balls.

Best Bowler

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is a right-arm off-break bowler known for his bowling. His strongest bowling led the team to win. In addition, he took 3 and gave away 51 runs against England. In this match, he was declared the Player of the Match.

SWOT Analysis for Both Teams

Let’s take a look at the SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis of the Pakistan and Afghanistan teams.

Team Pakistan’s Strengths

In the ICC World Cup 2023, the main strength of the team was Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. Both are good and strong players. Although, they perform excellently for the team and many times they led the team to win. Moreover, the fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi is also the highest wicket-taker. He is known for his wicket-taking strategy as a top-order batsman of the opposite team. Pakistan’s team has a powerful bowling attack.

Team Pakistan’s Weakness

The weakness of Pakistan is the injury of fast bowler Naseem Shah. Naseem Shah is out from the World Cup 2023 due to a shoulder injury in the Asia Cup. The lack of spinners and not showing a good performance in previous matches.

Opportunities for Team Pakistan

Sporting-pitch of the ground is good for the team. Because the Pakistan team has both batting and bowling players who performed well. Similarly, if they win the toss, they can make a good decision and win the match.

Threats for Team Pakistan

The Pakistani team has faced many problems in two previous matches. The day was not in their favor. Moreover, they faced hard times and struggled on the pitches. Additionally, they made the wrong decision after winning the toss so they lost matches.

Team Afghanistan Strengths

Afghanistan bowling and their spinners were a strength of the team. Rashid Khan is a great player of the team. His bowling and batting both are outstanding. He scored runs and took wickets to lead the team to win. Moreover, batting and bowling-friendly pitches are favorable for the team.

Team Afghanistan Weakness

The main fact of the team, they take the pressure and can’t perform properly. The batting of the team failed badly in previous matches. The batters are not performing as they have the ability. So far this team has only managed one win.

Opportunities for Team Afghanistan

The power point of the team is that many players of the team have played in the IPL. Further, the players are well-known about the pitch condition and other facts. If they win the toss, it can also prove to be a good thing for them.

Threats for Team Afghanistan

The biggest threat to the Afghanistan team is that they have faced many failures in ODIs. Due to a lack of experienced players, they have lost the three matches. Their players are also disappointed by three consecutive failures. They have to be mentally strong and show their performance to get out.

Winning Chances of Today’s Match for Both Teams

In terms of the previous matches, Pakistan and Afghanistan have played seven ODIs in which the matches were part of the Pakistan team. In this match also in terms of sporting pitch and considering Pakistan’s bowling and batting, it is possible that this victory can be written in Pakistan’s destiny.

Toss Roll in Today’s Match

The team that wins the toss should bat first and put their bowlers under pressure by seeing a big target for the opposing team. The pitch report will allow the team batting first to score more runs.

Weather Report (Forecast) for Today Match

Temperature26-33 degree
SkyPartly Cloudy
RainNo Rain expected

Match Prediction

  • Pakistan has a 73% chance of winning.
  • Afghanistan has a 27% chance of winning.

How many times did Pak beat Afg?

Pakistan played 7 ODIs with Afghanistan and won all matches. Afghanistan won 0 times.

What is the venue of the 22nd match of the ICC World Cup 2023?

The 22nd match was held at  M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

What is the pitch condition at  M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India?

The pitch of the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium is favorable for both batting and bowling. But batting first is more beneficial.

Uswa, a cricket admirer, provides keen and perceptive information. In the same way, she writes after proper and deep research and gives clear details.

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