Afghanistan vs Pakistan Prediction: 3rd ODI Betting Tips & Odds

Looking for the Afghanistan vs Pakistan Prediction for third ODI? Following a closely fought battle in the second ODI, Pakistan claimed a 2-0 lead in the series with a match to go. The third One-Day international will be played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday, August 26. Pakistan are understandably favourites with odds of 7/25 (1.28) but Afghanistan can’t be ruled out with the odds 5/2 (3.50).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI
  • August 26, 2023 – 9:30 AM GMT
  • R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

R Premadasa Stadium has historically produced slower pitches that tend to assist spinners more as the match progresses. As many as 154 ODIs have been played here, with the average batting first score of 231.

The weather in Colombo should be partly sunny on Saturday afternoon but there could be clouds and showers in the evening. There’s a 43% chance of precipitation in the evening.

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Predictions

Afghanistan came agonizingly close to beating Pakistan in the second ODI but just could not get the job done. Pakistan maintained their unbeaten record in this rivalry, with six out of six wins. Pakistan have a superb pace attack and a solid batting unit. Afghanistan will hope for plenty of spin at Colombo.

Our Prediction: Pakistan to win this match at 7/25 (1.28).

Top Run-scorer

Rahmanullah Gurbaz was magnificent in the second ODI, smashing 151. He has 948 runs in the format at an average of 43. Back Gurbaz to be Afghanistan’s top batter at 11/4 (3.75). Imam-ul-Haq has been in terrific form, scoring 61 and 91 in two innings this series. Bet on him to be the top batter for Pakistan at 11/4 (3.75).

Our Prediction: Rahmanullah Gurbaz to be Afghanistan’s top run-scorer at 11/4 (3.75).

Top Wicket-taker

Shaheen Shah Afridi has picked two wickets each in two matches in the series. He has 74 wickets from just 38 ODIs at 25.7 strike rate. Back Afridi to be Pakistan’s best bowler at 9/4 (3.25). Mohammad Nabi has picked four wickets in the series and should do well at Colombo. He 154 ODI wickets at an economy of 4.29. Back Nabi to be the top bowler for Afghanistan at 9/2 (5.50).

Our Prediction: Shaheen Shah Afridi to be Pakistan’s top wicket-taker at 9/4 (3.25).

Man of the Match

Shadab Khan adds a great all-round value to the side. He smashed a superb 48 off 35 in the previous game to help his side win. He has 74 wickets from 58 ODIs at 5.12 economy. You can bet on Shadab Khan to be the player of the match at 10/1 (11.00).

Our Prediction: Shadab Khan to be the Man of the Match at 10/1 (11.00) odds.

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Preview

Pakistan clinched the second ODI by just one wicket on the penultimate ball to seal the series. Afghanistan would be hoping to avoid a clean sweep when they meet on Saturday.


Afghanistan will ruin not closing out the second game after being in a winning position. Rahmanullah Gurbaz smashed 151 to help his side get 300. The bowling attack had reduced the opponents to 258/7 with 43 off 22 required but lost on the penultimate ball.

Afghanistan made two changes in the previous game with Shahidullah and Riaz Hassan coming into the side.

Squad: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Shahidullah, Mohammad Nabi, Riaz Hassan, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman


Chasing 301, Imam-ul-Haq struck 91 runs while Babar Azam also scored a fifty but they lost too many wickets. Shadab Khan blasted 48 off 35 before Naseem Shah hit two boundaries in the final over to seal the match.

Pakistan were unchanged in the second ODI and are likely to remain the same for this game.

Squad: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

How to Watch Afghanistan vs Pakistan ODIs in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

For the fans from the UK, there won’t be an official broadcast of the ODI series between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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