Cricket fans are bracing themselves for a gripping showdown as Afghanistan and Pakistan prepare to lock horns in the third and final T20I of their intense three-match series. The clash, scheduled for today, follows a heart-stopping encounter just days ago that saw Pakistan snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in a last-over thriller.

In the second ODI held on Thursday, both teams showcased their cricketing prowess, leaving spectators at the edge of their seats until the final ball. The contest unfolded like a true drama, with momentum shifts and crucial moments adding to the suspense. Pakistan emerged triumphant by a mere 1 wicket, clinching the series and sending waves of jubilation through their camp.

The nail-biting finish of the previous encounter has only heightened the anticipation for the final T20I. Pakistan, now leading the series 2-0, are eager to maintain their winning streak and secure a clean sweep.

Afghanistan, on the other hand, find are seeking a consolation victory to salvage some pride. Their players are expected to come out all guns blazing, employing their skills and strategies to challenge Pakistan’s dominance.

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Afghanistan vs Pakistan 2023, third ODI:

Date and Time: August 26; 03:00 pm local | 09:30 am GMT | 03:00 pm IST
Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Pitch report:

One of the standout features of the R. Premadasa Stadium is its balanced nature, offering an equitable contest between bat and ball. Over the years, teams have had their fair share of successes whether setting a target or chasing one down. The stadium has hosted a total of 54 matches, with both batting and bowling first proving to be effective strategies. Teams batting first have emerged victorious on 23 occasions. Similarly, in chasing, teams have secured victory in 31 games.

AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction Picks:

  • Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Batters: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Ibrahim Zadran, Imam-ul-Haq
  • All-rounders: Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nabi
  • Bowlers: Naseem Shah, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi

AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction Captain and Vice-Captain:

Choice 1: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc)
Choice 2: Ibrahim Zadran (c), Rashid Khan (vc)

AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction Backups:

Shaheen Afridi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Hashmatullah Shahidi

Also READ: AFG vs PAK 2023, 3rd ODI – R Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report, Colombo Weather Forecast, ODI Stats & Records

AFG vs PAK Dream11 Team for today’s match (09:30 am GMT, 3rd ODI):

(Screengrab: Dream11)

Squads:

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

Reserves: Farid Ahmad Malik and Shahidullah Kamal

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

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