PAK vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Sep 07, 2022
Pakistan has put itself in a prime position to qualify for the Asia Cup 2022 Final by winning its Super Four match against India. It can qualify by losing one of its two remaining matches, although, we are sure that would be the last thing on its mind!
Afghanistan got beaten in a thrilling match by Sri Lanka. That means it has to win its remaining matches to have any chance of qualifying. As we have seen in the past, Pakistan vs Afghanistan can be quite feisty as well. Pakistan goes in as the favorite at all the best cricket betting sites but Afghanistan cannot be counted out.
Match Prediction and cricket betting tips for Pakistan vs Afghanistan Super Four Asia Cup 2022. The match will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on the 7th of September 2022.
PAK vs AFG Team Previews
Pakistan won a last-over thriller against India in a performance that would have given it a lot of pleasure. There are some tough questions to be answered, though. Babar Azam has been without runs and his record against Rashid Khan is not good either. He will be under pressure. Also, the Pakistani run rate in the powerplay and the first 10 overs, in general, has come under the scanner.
Fakhar Zaman is tremendous against spin but his ability to protect his wicket is poor. Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, and Asif Ali are proving their finishing abilities but are they being denied the chance to make an even bigger impact by the top order? Pakistan's batting is still a work in progress.
Pakistan's bowling was very good against India. Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf were punished but they came back strongly at the death. Also, Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan were hard to score off during the middle. Pakistan is unlikely to make any changes for this match.
Pakistan Playing 11
Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah.
Afghanistan would itself be a bit surprised at losing its match against Sri Lanka. Rahmanullah Gurbaz dominated the inning with 84 from just 45 deliveries but did not get much support. Also, the big finish that was needed never came and as a result, Afghanistan was left perhaps 15-20 runs short of what it looked like getting.
The dependence of the team on Rahmanullah Gurbaz is quite obvious. Ibrahim Zadran and Najibullah Zadran are also promising but this lineup is up against a world-class bowling attack that will exploit any weakness that it can find.
The bowling lineup for Afghanistan is spin-heavy. Everyone and their uncles know that Mujeeb will bowl in the powerplay, Nabi in the middle third, and Rashid at all possible crucial junctures. We saw how Sri Lanka attacked the Afghan spinners and put them under pressure. Pakistan also has the capability to do so.
The key might be the young left-arm seamer Fazalhaq Farooqi with the new ball and Naveen-ul Haq at the death.
Afghanistan Playing 11
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
PAK vs AFG Toss Prediction
Win the toss, field first. That has been the mantra so far and with good reason. There have been five matches played in Dubai during the Asia Cup 2022. Four of them have been won by the side that has chased. The chasing team should certainly be seen as having an advantage.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
There is no rain around and the pitch has continued to be very good for batting. It is flat, even-paced, and does not offer much help to the bowlers. A lot of runs are expected to be scored once more. The only thing that we would say is that Afghanistan is not a very dependable batting lineup and Pakistan has a habit of rolling over weaker teams.
Avoid the Total Runs betting markets for this match.
PAK vs AFG Betting Tips
We are going to bet on Pakistan to win. They say that Pakistan is one of the most unpredictable teams in the world. It can beat the best with ease and then crumble against an associate. In recent years, though, Pakistan has been a lot more consistent. It has a superb bowling lineup and the batting is better than what many people give it credit for.
Bet on Pakistan to win.