In the 22nd match of ICC Men's World Cup 2023, Pakistan's captain, Babar Azam, opted to bat first after winning the toss against Afghanistan. The match is taking place at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, where back in 1997, the flamboyant left-handed opener Saeed Anwar played a historic innings of 194 against India.
Currently, Pakistan is positioned fifth on the points table after four games, with two victories and two losses to their name. Following an impressive start to the tournament with wins against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, where they achieved the highest successful chase in the tournament's history, Pakistan has faced some challenging encounters.