20-20 World Cup: Afghanistan vs Pakistan – Preview, Playing XI, Live Streaming Details and updates

Afghanistan and Pakistan are yet to taste defeat in the tournament

Afghanistan vs Pakistan
Afghanistan vs Pakistan ( Image Credit: Twitter)


Dominating is the word that comes to mind when we speak of Afghanistan and Pakistan in the ongoing edition of the 20-20 World Cup. Both the teams have looked convincing, to say the least, and have so far given a good account of themselves. Renowned journalist Harsha Bhogle said Afghanistan’s performance will inspire the other associate nations to perform well in the future.

In such a short span, the team has evolved into a competitive side. During the 50- over Cricket World Cup in 2019, they came close to upsetting teams like Pakistan and India. And in two years, the team has shown considerable signs of improvement. Afghanistan managed to brush of Scotland by 130 runs. The spin twins Rashid Khan and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman ran amok by picking up nine wickets between them. The duo can prove to be a handful against any team and Pakistan cannot afford to take them lightly.

 The Men in Green have looked like a solid team so far in Group A. They have managed to beat India and New Zealand and have so far played a predictable brand of cricket. The bowlers have been brilliant, with Shaheen Shah Afridi leading the charge. He has been well-supported by Harris Rauf, Imad Wasim, and Shadab Khan.

The batting has also looked solid as ever with Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, and Shoaib Malik looking good in the middle.

Pitch Conditions

The match is going to be played at Dubai International Stadium. It is a batting pitch, with the average first innings total being 145. It will a Day-Night game and dew will have a huge say.

Weather Report

The weather predicted on Friday (October 29) is 34 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be around 46%. 

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

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Afghanistan vs Pakistan Broadcast Details

Match Timings – 07:30 PM IST

TV – Star Sports Network

Live Streaming- Disney + Hotstar

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