Pakistan and Afghanistan will clash in the 24th encounter of the 20-20 World Cup. Both these teams will be upbeat entering into this contest. The Pakistan side has been outstanding in the tournament so far and has posted 2 wins in the 2 matches.
In their first match, Babar Azam and his men trounced India by 10 wickets. And, in their second rubber, the 2009 20-20 World Cup champions beat New Zealand with 5 wickets to spare. The ‘Men in Green’ are sitting comfortably at the top of the points table in Group 2.
Afghanistan too experienced a scintillating start to their campaign in the Super 12 stage of the tournament. The Mohammad Nabi-led outfit absolutely dismantled the Scotland side, winning the match by a whopping margin of 130 runs. It was a ‘complete’ performance by the Afghanistan side and they outplayed Scotland in the batting and the bowling department. The Afghanistan side is positioned at second place in the points table in Group 2.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Dubai is a decent one for batting. Chasing seems to get the job done as the team batting second has emerged triumphant in all 3 matches played here in the tournament.
Playing Combinations for AFG vs PAK
Predicted XI: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Predicted XI: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
AFG vs PAK Head-to-Head
Matches- 1, Afghanistan – 0, Pakistan – 1, Tied- 0
AFG vs PAK Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 07:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming – Disney+Hotstar