Afghanistan to host Pakistan in a three-ODI series in Sri Lanka

Afghanistan will host Pakistan in a three-ODI series in Sri Lanka just before the Asia Cup. The series will be played from August 22 to 26, with the first two matches in Hambantota and the third in Colombo.

According to ESPN, both teams will be using the series as preparation for the Asia Cup, which begins on August 30 in Pakistan. Afghanistan are coming off a 2-1 ODI series victory over Bangladesh, while Pakistan have never lost an ODI to Afghanistan.

Afghanistan cricket team’s matches are hosted by regional countries.

“We are satisfied with our preparations for the Asia Cup as we have featured in multiple ODI commitments in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh recently,” said Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman Mirwais Ashraf. “Playing Pakistan, in Sri Lanka, will help our squad read the conditions and further prepare for the event.”

Pakistan completed a two-Test series in Sri Lanka last week, and a number of players, including captain Babar Azam, have remained in Sri Lanka to take part in the Lankan Premier League.

The Asia Cup is a 50-over tournament that features the top six teams in Asia. The tournament is being held in Pakistan for the first time since 2000.