PAK Playing 11: The Pakistan team will play their third Super 12 fixture against the Afghanistan team. They are coming into this game after 2 wins in 2 matches.
The Pakistan team secured their 2nd victory in the T20 World Cup Against New Zealand team 5 wickets. The bowlers performed well to contain the opposition for a score of 134. The most successful bowler was Haris Rauf with 4 wickets, and others were a good support as well. Then Mohammad Rizwan’s resilience at the top order got them off to a fine start. In the middle order, the contribution of 20+ runs from Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali proved to be valuable, as they chased down the total until 19 overs.
The Pakistan team are on a roll in the T20 Word Cup 2021 with 2 wins in 2 matches. They have been perfect with their plans and executions. The team has chased down the scores successfully against the top 2 teams in the group and will qualify for semis, if they secure another win.
They are not expected to make any changes in the Playing 11, as all the players are in fine form and the team has the confidence going with them. The bowlers, especially pacers have put a splendid show. While the batters have bene clinical in their approach to chase down the scores.
PAK Playing 11 (likely)
Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf
WATCH AFG vs PAK LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar App. The viewership is bound to increase for the Star Sports Network for every match of Pakistan team, as they are playing quite well in the tournament and are expected to be the first semifinalists by winning this fixture. But the things can turn tricky for them, as the Afghanistan team possesses a lethal spin attack who have the capability to run down the entire line up and cause an upset. It will surely be a competitive match, given the batters of Afghanistan can respond well to the Pakistani pacers.
1. Hasan Ali
The pacers are oozing fire in the last 2 matches, with Hasan Ali also among the wicket takers. But he is expected to do alot better in terms of containing runs and taking wickets against Afghanistan team. In 43 T20I Matches, Hasan has scalped 53 wickets.
2. Mohammad Rizwan
The opener of the Pakistan team has the best average in T20Is this year. He has been impactful with his performances to give a good start and accelerate in a fine fashion. In the last fixture, he scored 33 runs, which laid a strong platform for the team.
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3. Shaheen Afridi
The left arm fast bowler will definitely be a good pick for your fantasy team due to his impressive performances. In the match against India, he took 3 wickets, and took a single wicket against New Zealand. He would look to continue his good form in this World Cup.
4. Mohammad Hafeez
If the Afghanistan bowlers manage to dismiss the openers, the experienced batter Mohammad Hafeez will serve as a vital wicket for them due to his experience and track record in the T20Is. He looked in fine touch in the last game, and would love to convert it into a big score.
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