ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Pakistan vs Afghanistan Stats Preview – Check out interesting stats and facts

Pakistan after losing two back-to-back games against India and Australia, will be playing their next two matches against Afghanistan and mighty South African side at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Afghanistan lost their previous match against New Zealand by a big margin of 149 runs at this same venue, hence it will be interesting to see how they will change their strategy for this game as they have the capability to beat big sides like England on a given day.

It’s been reported that the pitch used for India versus Australia game on 8th October will be used for this game, hence chasing team could get a small advantage.

Numbers and stats ahead of PAK vs AFG game:

2 – Hasan Ali needs two more wickets to complete the milestone of picking 100 wickets in ODIs.

2 – Pakistan have won both the ODI matches they played in Chennai.

Pakistan team’s results in ODIs in Chennai:

Pakistan beat India by 35 runs in 1997.

Pakistan beat India by 6 wickets in 2012.

1997 ODI game between Pakistan and India saw Saeed Anwar record highest-ever ODI score of 194 runs from 146 balls.

3 – Ibrahim Zadran needs three more runs to complete 1000 runs in ODIs.

Fastest to complete 1000 runs in ODIs for Afghanistan (by inns batted):

Rahmanullah Gurbaz – 27

Rahmat Shah – 31

Mohammad Shahzad – 33

Ibrahim Zadran has scored 997 runs in ODIs from just 23 innings.

3 – Mujeeb Ur Rahman needs three more wickets to complete 100 wickets in ODIs.

Most wickets for Afghanistan in ODIs:

Rashid Khan – 178

Mohammad Nabi – 156

Dawlat Zadran – 115

Mujeeb Ur Rahman – 97

Gulbadin Naib – 72

5 – Shaheen Afridi needs five more wickets to become the third fastest to complete 100 wickets in ODIs.

Fastest to pick 100 wickets in ODIs (by matches played):

Sandeep Lamichhane – 42

Rashid Khan – 44

Mitchell Starc – 52

Shaheen Afridi has taken 95 wickets in ODIs from just 48 matches.

7 – Pakistan have defeated Afghanistan seven out of seven times in ODIs overall.

Pakistan vs Afghanistan results in ODIs:

Pakistan won by 7 wickets in Sharjah, 2012 Asia Cup

Pakistan won by 72 runs in Fatullah, 2014 Asia Cup

Pakistan won by 3 wickets in Abu Dhabi, 2018 Asia Cup

Pakistan won by 3 wickets in Leeds, 2019 World Cup

Pakistan won by 142 runs in Hambantota, 2023

Pakistan won by 1 wicket in Hambantota, 2023

Pakistan won by 59 runs in Colombo (RPS), 2023 

44.8 – Babar Azam averages 44.8 with the bat against Afghanistan in ODIs.

Babar Azam’s scores vs Afghanistan in ODIs:

66 in Abu Dhabi, 2018 Asia Cup – Super Fours

45 in Leeds, 2019 World Cup

0 in Hambantota, 2023

53 in Hambantota, 2023

60 in Colombo (RPS), 2023

78 – Mohammad Rizwan needs 78 more runs to complete 1000 ODI runs in 2023.

Most runs in ODIs by a batsman in 2023:

Shubman Gill – 1299

Pathum Nissanka – 985

Asif Khan – 934

Rohit Sharma – 923

Mohammad Rizwan – 922

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