PAK vs AFG Match Preview

Pakistan is coming into this match in good form and with its confidence sky-high. Its spinners have performed quite well and Mohammad Rizwan at the top of the order has been excellent as well. Afghanistan won both of its matches in the group stage but lost a narrow game to Sri Lanka in the top 4. 

Rahmanullah Gurbaz has carried the batting but it is Afghanistan's bowling that has so far been fantastic. 

Weather Report

There is no rain around and the conditions will be quite hot. There is no dew around but chasing seems to be an advantage never the less.

Pitch Report

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. 

Notable stats

Babar Azam vs Rashid Khan

Babar Azam has faced Rashid Khan five times in T20 internationals. On all those five occasions, Rashid Khan has picked up his wickets and allowed Babar to score just 59 runs against him

Pakistan vs Afghanistan T20 Internationals

The two teams have played against each other twice and on both occasions, Pakistan has won.

Team News

  • Shahnawaz Dahani is unlikely to be available for the match because of the niggle he picked up earlier

PAK vs AFG Probable 11

PAK Playing 11

  • Mohammad Rizwan (Wk)
  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Asif Ali
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Shadab Khan
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Haris Rauf
  • Naseem Shah
  • Mohammad Hasnain

AFG Playing 11

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Ibrahim Zadran
  • Mohammad Nabi (C)
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Samiullah Shinwari
  • Rashid Khan (Wk)
  • Karim Janat
  • Mujeeb ur Rahman
  • Naveen ul Haq
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Pakistan is the favorite to win this match. While making a Dream11 team, you should consider the likely match outcome and pick those players. If you are right in your prediction, your Dream11 team will have a great chance of winning a few contests. 

We are going to pick 6-7 Pakistani players in our Dream11 team for Pakistan vs Afghanistan, depending on the toss.

Top Picks

  • Mohammad Rizwan is the highest run-scorer in the Asia Cup with 192 runs to his name already. He is also the keeper and so picking him is a no-brainer. 
  • Haris Rauf is the first-choice death bowler for Pakistan. If Pakistan fields first, his value becomes exponentially more to your Dream11 setup
  • Ibrahim Zadran has shown himself to be a class player that can score runs reliably. His ownership is just about 63% even though he has scored more Dream11 points than any other batter being offered for this match.
  • Captain and Vice-Captain - Mohammad Rizwan for his astonishing consistency and Mohammad Nawaz for his all-round capabilities are choices for this match.

PAK vs AFG Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Rizwan (C), R Gurbaz

Batters: I Zadran, N Zadran, F Zaman, B Azam

All-rounders: M Nawaz (VC), M Nabi

Bowlers: Mujeeb ur Rahman, R Khan, H Rauf

PAK vs AFG Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction