It is a big game for Afghanistan as they will be battling it out with an in-form Pakistan team today at Sharjah to qualify for the finals of the Asia Cup.
Looking back at their previous Super 4 games, then Pakistan beat India whereas Afghanistan were beaten by Sri Lanka in their Super 4 clash.
If Afghanistan manages to win this game, they will still need to beat India to make it to the finals. Pakistan would most likely not let that happen after the form they are in currently.
Today, we will witness a thrilling encounter between these two sides to see who will inch closer to the finals.
Venue: Sharjah International Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Match Format: T20I, Match 10, T20I tournament
Date: 7th September 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Streaming Platform: Fan Code
Live Broadcast: Star Sports Network
Sharjah has short boundaries all over the venue and the surface here is typically very flat but becomes slow once the spinners get into action here. Batsmen will gain a lot from this pitch and the team who wins the toss here today will opt to bat first. The average first innings score here is usually 175 runs.
Team News & Injury Updates for PAK vs AFG Dream11 Match:
No injury concerns are present at the moment between these two sides. We can expect a cracker of a contest between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Complete Squad for PAK vs AFG Dream11 Match:
Asif Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir
Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi (c), Samiullah Shinwari, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Afsar Zazai (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nijat Masood, Noor Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Rashid Khan
Probable Playing XI for PAK vs AFG Dream11 Match:
The Pakistanis have been making great strides in this edition of the Asia Cup. Although they lost the first game to India in the group stage, they then beat Hong Kong and then India again to secure a place for themselves first in the Super 4s and now almost for the final. They will most probably keep the same XI for this game.
Predicted Playing XI:
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohmmad Hasnain, Naseem Shah
Winning this game will mean Afghanistan still has a fighting chance of winning the next game against India. They will put their best XI forward for today’s game against Pakistan.
Predicted Playing XI:
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Top Picks for PAK vs AFG Dream11 Match:
Rizwan was the best batter against India in the Super 4 game. He already has 192 runs to his credit in this tournament and will be adding more in today’s game against Afghanistan.
Azam is struggling in this tournament as he only has 33 runs in the tournament. He will have to lead from the front today for Pakistan.
Shadab has picked up 6 wickets in the tournament so far and will be an important pick for Pakistan in today’s game. He also has 10 runs to his credit.
Gurbaz has 135 runs in the 2022 edition of the Asia Cup and has done excellent wicketkeeping for Afghanistan in the tournament.
Rashid has 4 wickets and 9 runs in the Asia Cup so far and will be hoping to add more wickets to his name.
Farooqi is the frontline pacer for Afghanistan in this tournament. He has been able to pick up only 3 wickets so far and will be aiming to pick up the big names in the Pakistani batting lineup.
Players to avoid for PAK vs AFG Dream11 Match:
Although he is an express pacer for Pakistan in this tournament, Shah was able to get only a single wicket but gave away 45 runs in the match against India.
He has the potential of scoring big runs, but in the last game against Sri Lanka, Zazai made only 13 runs from 16 balls. He will have to play his best game tonight against Pakistan.
Our Playing XI for PAK vs AFG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
PAK vs AFG:
Mohammad Rizwan (vc), Najibullah Zadran, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Nabi, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz (c), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
When we observe the team combinations, we can say that Pakistan are the clear favourites to win this contest.
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