AFG Playing 11: In the Match 27 of T20 World Cup 2021, the Afghanistan will clash with the Namibia team. It is expected to be a close encounter between both the teams.
In the last fixture, the Afghanistan team had to face a defeat against the strong Pakistan team. They posted a score of 147 runs, which is a below par total in Dubai, but the strong finish was given by the pair of Nabi and Naib, while Najibullah was a good support in the middle overs. Then, it was a very good effort by the bowlers to take the game close, with Rashid and Mujeeb being best performers again as well.
The Afghanistan team have been impressive in the tournament, with their overall balance and performances. The team has set combinations and plans which they work out depending upon the teams they face. In the last game, bringing Rashid Khan late was a tactical move, to introduce him to the new batters, and take the game as close as possible, which worked well but the team could not seal the game.
There will be many learnings for the team in the last fixture, on how to execute their stock balls in the crucial situations, especially when the clean hitters are at the crease. No changes are expected in the Playing 11 of the Afghanistan team against Pakistan. It is to be informed that Asghar Afghan will retire from international cricket after this match.
AFG Playing 11 (likely)
Afghanistan Squad: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hamid Hassan, Fareed Ahmad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Usman Ghani
WATCH AFG vs NAM LIVE on Star Sports TV Network and Disney+ Hotstar app. It will be an interesting match between the two nations trying to seal one of the top 2 spots in the Group matches and reach the finals. The Afghanistan team is predicted to win this match due to the experience of their players in this format, and the current form as well. But, the Namibia team has been impressive as well in the group matches and the 1st league fixture and can not be underestimated. If you want to stream the match, you can avail the Disney+Hotstar Plans on the official website.
1. Najibullah Zadran
The middle order batsman has been impressive to contribute in an effective manner in both the matches. He has been able to stabilize the team well and can provide lusty blows, when the team requires. In 2 matches, he has amassed 81 runs at an average of 40.50.
2. Mohammad Nabi
The experienced player has been impressive with his striking in the final 5 overs and can be trusted due to his fine track record. In the last fixture, he scored 35 to help the team in posting a good score on the board. He can also pick wickets to gain you some more points as well.
3. Mujeeb Ur Rahman
The mystery spinner was economical in the last game, but would look to replicate his performance of Scotland in this fixture. His lengths were generally of good lengths, which was not good enough for taking wickets, but is expected to make a strong comeback in this game. In 2 matches, he has 6 wickets at 5.67.
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4. Rashid Khan
One of the best spinners in the T20 format has been terrific with his wicket taking abilities. He has the ability to dismiss the batters by his special skills in crucial situations. In 2 matches of the tournament, Rashid has scalped 6 wickets at an average of 5.80
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