Pakistan vs Afghanistan Playing 11, World Cup 2023 Match 22 Of 48


Pakistan and Afghanistan are gearing up for a crucial encounter in the ICC World Cup 2023, set to take place at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Monday, October 23.

Current Standings

  • Pakistan is positioned 5th in the rankings with 4 points after four matches.
  • Afghanistan finds themselves at the bottom with 2 points, also after four matches.


  • Pakistan and Afghanistan have met seven times, with Pakistan emerging victorious in all seven encounters.

Team News and Injury Update


  • Pakistan enters the match against Afghanistan without any major injury concerns.
  • In their previous game against Australia, the decision to bring in Usama Mir did not yield the desired results.
  • Given the pitch conditions in Chennai, it’s likely we’ll see Shadab Khan making a comeback to the team, possibly replacing Mir.
  • Captain Babar Azam is facing a lean patch, with just 83 runs in four innings. He will be eager to find his form.


  • Afghanistan has the option to stick with the same lineup.
  • There might be a temptation to introduce Noor Ahmad, although it remains to be seen if they opt for this change.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran have performed well at the top of the order.
  • Afghanistan’s middle-order has also made valuable contributions, and they will be looking for a collective effort against Pakistan.

WC 2023 Squads

Afghanistan Squad:

  • Captain: Hashmatullah Shahidi
  • Key Players: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi
  • Full Squad: [List of Players]

Pakistan Squad:

  • Captain: Babar Azam
  • Key Players: Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Afridi
  • Full Squad: [List of Players]

Playing 11 for Pakistan vs Afghanistan, World Cup 2023

Pakistan Playing 11 vs Afghanistan:

  1. Abdullah Shafique
  2. Imam-ul-Haq
  3. Babar Azam (c)
  4. Mohammad Rizwan
  5. Saud Shakeel
  6. Iftikhar Ahmed
  7. Shadab Khan
  8. Mohammad Nawaz
  9. Haris Rauf
  10. Hasan Ali
  11. Shaheen Afridi

Afghanistan Playing 11 vs Pakistan:

  1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  2. Ibrahim Zadran
  3. Rahmat Shah
  4. Hashmatullah Shahidi (c)
  5. Azmatullah Omarzai
  6. Ikram Alikhil
  7. Mohammad Nabi
  8. Rashid Khan
  9. Mujeeb ur Rahman
  10. Naveen-ul-Haq
  11. Fazalhaq Farooqi
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