Afghanistan and Pakistan are set to cross swords in match 24 of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup. Both teams are yet to lose in the Super 12 stage. The Asian teams have looked good with bat and ball in hand. They have hardly put a foot wrong. Afghanistan were ruthless against Scotland and manage to beat them by a whopping margin of 130 runs.
Rashid Khan and Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman proved to be a handful against a hapless-looking Scotland. In the batting Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad, and Najibullah Zadran have looked good. Zazai has been a real revelation at the top of the order. He has taken the game to the opposition by playing a fearless brand of cricket and Pakistan must be wary of him.
Shaheen Shah Afridi has been the standout bowler for Pakistan. He has proved lethal with the ball in power play and death overs. He has also got good support from Harris Rauf and Imad Wasim. Skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are continuing to plunder runs at the top. The middle-order batting came to the party against New Zealand with Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali chipping in with useful contributions. The team is looking strong and hungry as ever.
The match is going to be played at Dubai International Stadium. It is a decent surface with the batters enjoying the pace and bounce . The average first innings score is 145 with the record favouring the chasing team.
The forecast predicted in Dubai on Friday (October 29) is 34 degrees Celsius.
Playing Combinations Afghanistan
Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Playing Combinations Pakistan
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
AFG vs PAK head-to-head
Played – 1 Afghanistan won – 0, Pakistan won –
Afghanistan vs Pakistan Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 07:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming- Disney + Hotstar