Pakistan will be looking forward to keeping themselves chained to their winning streak when they come head to head against Afghanistan in the 36th fixture of the ICC World Cup 2019. This important fixture is scheduled to be played at the Headingley in Leeds on Saturday.
Defeat to Pakistan in this encounter would kill all their hopes of taking place in the semi-final spot. with three wins in 7 matches, Pakistan is lying at the 6th position on the points table, whereas, Afghanistan is at the bottom of the points table with nil wins.
Let me tell you, Afghanistan has never defeated Pakistan in the ODI format and have won all three matches they have played. Let’s see if Afghanistan would be able to register their first win of the tournament and also against Pakistan.
Toss Update: Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first
Pakistan changes: No changes
Afghanistan changes: Hamid Hassan comes in for Dawlat Zardan
From Guide (last five matches):
Pakistan: W, W, L, L, NR
Afghanistan: L, L, L, L, L
When and Where:
AFGH vs PAK, Match 36, ICC World Cup 2019
Saturday, 29th June 2019
03:00 PM IST
Weather, Pitch and Venue Stats:
The wicket at the Leeds offers the opportunity to the batsmen and bowlers. The spinner will have an additional advantage in the second half of the game. The weather is going to be sunny with some gentle breeze.
Team winning toss is likely to bat first.
M Nabi: M Nabi has done exceptionally well in the tournament so far with as many as 7 wickets in his pockets and holds an economy of 4.86. M Nabi has mostly delivered at the crucial moments. he is coming after scoring a half-century against the toughest bowling attack of India. He would definitely play an x-factor role.
Babar Azam: Babar Azam mentioned that his coach always taught him to play the first and the last ball of the match and he clearly stats this in the match against New Zealand. His coach believes that he is an x-factor. Babar reached the milestones of 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000 ODI runs faster than Kohli. So now you know how capable he is.
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman.
Gulbadin Naib (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah (wk), Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Ali Khil.
Probable playing 11:
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c/wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi
Gulbadin Naib(c), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shinwari, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Rashid Khan, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman