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Pakistan to play Afghanistan in three ODIs

Pakistan will tour Sri Lanka to play Afghanistan in three-match One-Day International series in August.

The two teams will play the first two matches in Hambantota on 22 and 24 before they travel to Colombo for the final ODI on 26.

These three matches will provide Babar Azam’s side an opportunity to fine-tune their combinations ahead of the 50-over ACC Men’s Asia Cup, which begins on 30 August with Pakistan playing Nepal at the picturesque Multan Cricket Stadium.

The national men’s side will assemble in Sri Lanka on 17 August and will train on 19, 20 and 21 August.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have played four ODIs and Pakistan have won all of them. The two sides last played each other in the format in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Tour itinerary:
17 Aug – Pakistan assemble in Sri Lanka
19, 20, 21 Aug – Training sessions
22 Aug – First ODI, Hambantota: Pakistan won by 142 runs
24 Aug – Second ODI, Hambantota: Pakistan won by 1 wicket
26 Aug – Third ODI, Colombo: Pakistan won by 59 runs
27 Aug – Departure for Pakistan

Player of the Series: Imam-ul-Haq
Most runs: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Most wickets: Shaheen Shah Afridi

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