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AFGH vs PAK Dream11 Team | Afghanistan vs Pakistan | 2019 Cricket World Cup Match Prediction

By Savya Sachi

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

Headingley, Leeds

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.

Pakistan news:

  • Pakistan is likely to move unchanged against Afghanistan after discovering their winning combination.
  • M Hafeez would again open with the ball as it seems to be working well and M Amir would take the responsibilty from the other end.

Afghanistan news:

  • Afghanistan brought in Dawlat Zadran and Samiullah Shenwari in place of Aftab Alam and Hazratullah Zazai in the previous game against Bangladesh.
  • These two players are likely to remain in the playing 11.
  • Rahmat Shah and Gulbadin Naib would open the innings for Afghanistan.
  • Aftab Alam has been ruled out of the World Cup due to exceptional circumstances and Syed Shirzad is his replacement.

X-Factors:

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.

Squad:

Pakistan:

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.

Afghanistan:

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:

Pakistan:

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

Afghanistan:

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

AFGH vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction
Fantasy picks from Afghanistan:
H Shahidi is the leading scorer for Afghanistan with 197 runs in 7 innings. He woudl definitely make an impact with his bat. Don’t miss him out.
G Naib is an important asset for Afghanistan. He has scored 174 runs in 7 innings along with 9 wickets in his pocket. He could be a good option as a vice-captain.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman must be your pick as this pitch supports spinners. He has given a few early breakthroughs to the Afghans and has got 5 wickets in 5 matches and has an economy of 4.57.
Fantasy picks from Pakistan:
H Sohail has been doing some power hitting for Pakistan and has scored 165 runs in three matches at an average of 55.00. You can choose him as your captain.
M Amir has been lethal since game one. He has picked wickets in every match and would surely get some of the Afghans in the initial overs. He has 16 scalps in 6 matches and has an economy of 5.10.
Shadab Khan must be your pick due to the pitch conditions. He could trouble the batsmen with his leg break. He has bagged 6 wickets so far.
Captain and Vice-Captain: H Sohail and G Naib
Captain and Vice-Captain: B Azam and Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Savya Sachi

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