AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: 1st T20I Match, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Fantasy Cricket Tips for Afghanistan vs Pakistan Dream11 Team

Published on: Mar 23, 2023 2:29 pm IST|Updated on: Mar 24, 2023 9:49 am IST

AFG vs PAK Dream11

Sharjah is all set to host Afghanistan and Pakistan in a 3 match T20I series. All the three matches are scheduled to take place at Sharjah. The first match of the T20I series will take place on March 24, followed by matches on March 26 & 27.

This is the first international assignment for Pakistan after the recently concluded PSL 2023 that saw Lahore Qalandars retaining their title. Afghanistan, on the other hand, are heading into this series on the back of a 2-1 win over UAE in a 3-match T20I series. Pakistan has opted to rest some of their key players including Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Rizwan, and skipper Babar Azam. How the two teame would lineup in the first ODI? Let’s discuss.

AFG vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction for Today Match

1st T20I, Afghanistan vs Pakistan

Afghanistan vs Pakistan T20Is

24 March, 2023 @ 9:30 PM IST

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Where to Watch AFG vs PAK Live?

Watch Afghanistan vs Pakistan 1st T20I Live on FaanCode app.

Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report

Initially Sharjah was always a happy hunting ground for the batters. However, the dynamics have changed in the recent years as we have witnessed slowness on the wicket. Spinner from both sides would be inching to bowl here. The team chasing will find it tough to bat as the nature of the wicket will slow down as the game progresses.

Team Form Guide:

AFG (recent last): L L W L W
PAK (recent last): W W W W L

AFG Playing 11

1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
2. Sediqullah Atal
3. Ibrahim Zadran
4. Najibullah Zadran
5. Mohammad Nabi
6. Karim Janat
7. Rashid Khan (C)
8. Azmatullah Omarzai
9. Noor Ahmad
10. Mujeeb Ur Rahman
11. Fazalhaq Farooqi

  • Regular opener Hazratullah Zazai has been dropped from the series.
  • Seqiqullah Atal has been named in the squad replacing Zazai. He is expected to open the innings alongside Gurbaz.
  • Mohammad Nabi is also named in the squad. He will be back in the eleven as well.


Ibrahim Zadran Stats in T20Is

The no 3 of Afghanistan will be one of the key batters in the eleven. Zadran has impressive numbers in white ball cricket. He averages 30 in T20Is and will be the one to architect Afghanistan’s innings.

Matches Runs Strike rate 50/100 Recent Form
19 450 105.63 2/0 22, 26, 8, 1, 60*


Fazalhaq Farooqi Stats in T20Is

The left arm pacer is one of the most exciting fast bowlers in Afghanistan side today. He is capable of swinging the new ball and bowls aggressively in the death as well.

Matches Wickets Economy Best Recent Form
19 21 6.66 3/11 1/24, 0/22, 2/29, 0/32, 0/15

PAK Playing 11

1. Abdullah Shafique
2. Mohammad Haris (wk)
3. Shan Masood
4. Azam Khan/Mohammad Nawaz
5. Iftikhar Ahmed
6. Shadab Khan (C)
7. Imad Wasim
8. Naseem Shah
9. Ihsanullah
10. Zaman Khan
11. Mohammad Wasim Jr

  • All-rounder Shadab Khan will be leading the side.
  • Pakistan has rested some of their key players including Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Rizwan, and skipper Babar Azam.
  • Abdullah Shafique is expected to open the innings along with exciting young keeper batter Mohammad Haris.
  • Azam Khan will don the wicket-keeping gloves.
  • Imad Wasim has also returned to the squad after a fabulous show in the PSL. He will be batting at no 7 and is expected to open the bowling.
  • Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah and newbies Zaman Khan along with Ihsanullah are expected to form the pace attack.

Shadab Khan Stats in T20I

The newly appointed Pakistan skipper will be crucial with both bat and ball for the team’s cause. He has been bowling pretty well and has contributed with the bat as wll in the shortest format of the game.

Matches Runs Wickets Best Recent Form
84 476 98 52 runs and 4/8 4* & 3/22, 52 & 2/16, 0* & 2/30, DNB & 0/33, 20 & 1/20


Shan Masood Stats in T20Is

Shan Masood will probably bat at no 3 and will be the one holding Pakistan’s batting line up. Check his numbers in T20I cricket below.

Matches Runs Strike Rate Average Recent Form
19 395 121.91 30.38 12, 2, 24*, 3*, 38

Who will win Afghanistan vs Pakistan match?

  • Pakistan has never lost a T20I to Afghanistan.
  • The two sides had a crunch game at Sharjah when they met last time during Asia Cup 2022.
  • It was Pakistan who held their nerves to win the match by a solitary wicket and 4 balls to spare, courtesy of a six from Naseem Shah.
  • Despite not having their key players, Pakistan are the favorites heading into the match.

According to the Afghanistan vs Pakistan today match prediction, Pakistan are the favorites to win this AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction.

AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS: Mohammed Haris
BATTERS: Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed
ALL-ROUNDERS: Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan
BOWLERS: Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi

AFG vs PAK Dream11 Captain and Vice Captain

For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Rashid Khan, Shadab Khan

For Grand League: Najibullah Zadran, Naseem Shah, Fazalhaq Farooqi


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