Lahore: 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. The ODI matches between the Men In Green and the Afghans are scheduled to be hosted entirely by Sri Lanka in August. The matches are set to be held on August 22, 24 and 26. The first two matches are set to be held in Hambantota and the last match will be played in Colombo.
Meanwhile ICC has also comfirmed about this series according to ICC
The matches against Afghanistan in Sri Lanka will act as the preparation for Asia Cup and the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
Pakistan will begin training in Sri Lanka on August 17 and the ODI series will start on August 22. The second match will be played on August 24, with the final match being played on August 26. The first two matches of the series will be played in Hambantota, with the third ODI being played in Colombo.
Pakistan will begin their Asia Cup campaign against Nepal on August 30 in Multan, as they ramp up preparations for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, where they will open their campaign against Netherlands on October 6
17 Aug – Pakistan assemble in Sri Lanka
19, 20, 21 Aug – Training sessions
22 Aug – First ODI, Hambantota
24 Aug – Second ODI, Hambantota
26 Aug – Third ODI, Colombo
27 Aug – Departure for Pakistan