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AFG vs PAK T20 World Cup 2021: Possible Playing 11 of Afghanistan


AFG Playing 11: In the Match 24 of the T20 Wold Cup 2021, the Afghanistan team will lock horns with the Pakistan team. The Afghanistan team won their first fixture of the T20 World Cup by a huge margin of 130 runs against Scotland. The batters put up a strong score of 190 runs, with Zazai and Gurbaz scoring 40+ runs, and Najibullah with fiery fifty. Then the experienced T20 bowlers, Mujeeb Ur Rehman and Rashid Khan scalper 5 and 4 wickets respectively to dismiss the opponents for a low score of 60. With the balanced performances, they will be highly confident about themselves.

Team News

  • They secured a win in their first league match against Scotland.
  • No injury issues, or changes expected in the line up of Afghanistan team.

AFG Playing 11 (likely)

The Afghanistan team are well suited to the pitches like in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, and they have will have to adapt quickly to the surface at Dubai, which will a little fast with quick outfield, more dew, and bigger boundaries.

No changes are expected in the Playing 11 of Afghanistan team, who looked good in both the departments against Scotland. The team’s key batter will be Gurbaz, who can play sensible innings and attack as well. While the pacer Naveen Ul Haq also has a good experience in the T20s and can be a X factor for your team.

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AFG Playing 11 (likely)

1. Mohammad Shahzad (wk)
2. Hazratullah Zazai
3. Rahmanullah Gurbaz
4. Najibullah Zadran
5. Asghar Afghan
6. Mohammad Nabi (c)
7. Gulbadin Naib
8. Karim Janat

9. Rashid Khan
10. Mujeeb Ur Rahman
11. Naveen-ul-Haq

Afghanistan Squad

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

Where to Watch AFG vs PAK Live T20 World Cup 2021

WATCH AFG vs PAK LIVE on Star Sports TV Network and Disney+ Hotstar app. It will be an interesting battle between the two talented Asian teams, who are coming into this fixture after securing a confidence boosting victory in the last league match. The Afghanistan team rely on the performance of their spinners, while the pace battery of Pakistan has been doing wonders for the team in this tournament. The viewership of the Disney+Hotstar is expected to be increasing, as the tournament progresses, with more people getting aware of the talent of the lesser known teams like Afghanistan. The crowds have been allowed in full attendance at all the three venues of United Arab Emirates.

4 Fantasy picks for Afghanistan vs Pakistan from AFG

1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz

The player with a good track record in the domestic and few international matches in T20 format can be one of your picks for this match. In the last fixture, Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 46 off 37 balls and could be a backbone in the middle order for Afghanistan.

Name Matches Runs Average
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 14 492 35.14

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2. Najibullah Zadran

The left arm batter has been impressive in the warmup matches and the first league match with a quickfire knock of 59 runs. He has a solid technique and displayed his prowess in the final overs to finish the game well. He has scored 1119 runs in 64 T20Is at an average of 33.90.

Name Matches Runs Average
Najibullah Zadran 64 1119 33.90

3. Mujeeb Ur Rehman

The best performer in the last league match with a 5 wicket haul against Scotland can be your vice captain in this match. He can be skiddy with his deliveries at this surface and is expected to keep making batters his victim.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Mujeeb Ur Rehman 20 30 15.43

4. Rashid Khan

An experienced campaigner in thr T20 format is coming into this tournament after playing well in IPL 2021. He started the T20 World Cup 2021 well with 4 wickets, which put the opposition under serious pressure and gave the team a winning start in the tournament.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Rashid Khan 52 99 12.21


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