Pakistan have gained the toss and determined to bat within the first ODI of the three-match sequence in opposition to Afghanistan in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday.
It’s a dwelling sequence for Afghanistan who can’t stage worldwide cricket in their very own nation due to safety fears.
Earlier at present, Afghanistan staff suffered a serious setback forward of sequence in opposition to Pakistan.
Learn: Najibullah Zadran dominated out of ODI sequence in opposition to Pakistan
Center-order batter Najibullah Zadran was dominated out of the sequence as a result of a knee harm and shall be changed by Shahidullah.
Zadran is a key participant within the Afghanistan staff, having performed 88 ODI matches over the course of his profession. He has a mean of 30.04 and strike-rate of 89.42 in 50-over cricket with the assistance of 100 and 15 fifties.
In the meantime, Shahidullah has solely performed a solitary ODI which got here in opposition to the Netherlands in January 2022 in Doha.
The sequence will give each groups an opportunity to organize for the Asia Cup, which begins on August 30.
22 Aug – First ODI, Hambantota
24 Aug – Second ODI, Hambantota
26 Aug – Third ODI, Colombo
Pakistan: 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, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi.
Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ikram Alikhil (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Shahidullah, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Saleem Safi and Wafadar Momand.