For Pakistan to do well, their top-order, manned by the skipper Azam himself and Mohammad Rizwan, who has been in good touch, needs to perform.Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez would be required to do the job, should the openers fail. A hat-trick of wins will enhance Pakistan’s chances to make the knockout stage from this group since they’ll just be left to deal with a struggling Scotland and debutants Namibia.
Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi (captain), Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hamid Hassan, Fareed Ahmad.
Pakistan: Team Squads
Babar Azam (captain), Mohammed Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Harris Rauf, Shaeen Shah Afridi, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohamed Nawaz, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammed Wasim, Sohaib Maqsood.
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Add to that the experience of off-spinner Mohammed Hafeez and the guile of Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan, it’s no mean task for Afghanistan to dictate this side. So, putting pressure on Pakistan batters is the best chance for Afghanistan if they have to win this contest.
fghanistan Playing XI Against Pakistan: Probable XIs For ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Super-12, Match 24:
Afghanistan will be up against Pakistan in the 24th match of the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on Friday, October 29, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. Both Pakistan and Afghanistan have created a buzz among the followers of the game with their performance in the T20 World Cup.
In their tournament opener, Pakistan swept aside bitter rivals India for ten wickets in Dubai before chasing down a tricky total against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand in Sharjah. With two back to back wins in as many games, the Babar Azam-led Pakistan are early favourites to reach the last four of the showpiece event.