Pakistan, led by Babar Azam, is on a mission to bounce back after two tough losses in the World Cup 2023.
Afghanistan enters the game with high spirits, having stunned defending champions England earlier in the tournament.
In ODI history, Pakistan has won all seven encounters against Afghanistan, giving them a strong historical advantage.
The two teams met in the previous World Cup, with Pakistan winning a thrilling low-scoring match by three wickets.
In their last five completed matches, Afghanistan has won one and lost four, while Pakistan has won two and lost three.
Chepauk's spin-friendly pitch poses a challenge for both teams, especially for Pakistan, as Afghanistan boasts a potent spin attack.
Pakistan has emerged victorious in their last five contests against Afghanistan, including a recent three-match ODI series in Sri Lanka.
Pakistan is in fifth place on the World Cup points table, while Afghanistan is currently at the bottom, having won only one of their four matches.
Despite Pakistan being the favorite on paper, the unpredictable nature of the Chepauk pitch and Afghanistan's spin prowess make this match a must-watch.
As these two cricketing giants prepare to face off, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await an intense showdown in the World Cup 2023.