Afghanistan vs Pakistan – 1st T20I Match
The 1st T20I match of the Afghanistan and Pakistan’s series in UAE will be played on the 24th of March between Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE.
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Current T20I Form Afghanistan:
Afghanistan have been in a good form in T20I cricket. They have recently won a 3 match T20I series against UAE by 2-1. Afghanistan performed under par in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup held recently. However, based on the form of its players participating in leagues across the world, Afghanistan look a strong side.
Players to look out for:
1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz – He is a hard hitting batter who plays in the top order. If Gurbaz gets going in the series, Pakistan bowlers will find it hard to stop him.
2. Fazalhaq Farooqi – He bowled superbly in the recently concluded HBL PSL 8 and has been the backbone of Afghanistan bowling attack for a long time. His success in the series will be directly proportional to Afghanistan’s success.
Current T20I Form Pakistan:
Pakistan have been in a brilliant T20I form currently. They entered the Final of the recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, where they lost against England. Some of Pakistan’s players are in red hot form and can take on the Afghanistan with full force.
Players to look out for:
1. Mohammad Haris- He is a superb top order batter who can start striking hard from ball one. Haris is a key player for Pakistan in the current setup and will hold the key in the series against Afghanistan.
2. Zaman Khan- He performed superbly in the HBL PSL 8 and played a major role in Lahore Qalandars victory in the Final.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Rashid Khan (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Sediqullah Atal, Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Fareed Ahmad, Fazal Haq Farooqi and Naveen Ul Haq.
Shadab Khan (c), Abdullah Shafique, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ihsanullah, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Zaman Khan, Tayyab Tahir, Shan Masood, Saim Ayub
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* – PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Pakistan
Who will win? – Pakistan
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Mohammad Haris (Pakistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Fazalhaq Farooqi (Afghanistan), Ihsanullah (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Mohammad Haris (Pakistan)
Player of the Match– Mohammad Haris (Pakistan)
Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 170+, Afghanistan 160+
Match Handicap: Pakistan
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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