Headingley, Leeds, June 29 Saturday at 03:00 PM IST
Pakistan will look to stay alive in the contest with another win when they face off Afghanistan in next their fixture at Headingley, Leeds tomorrow noon. Since 89 runs drubbing at the hands of India, Pakistan has won back to back matches against South Africa and New Zealand and need to win both their remaining games to stay alive in the contention for the semi-final birth. After taking on Afghanistan tomorrow, Pakistan will face off Bangladesh in their final group fixture on July 05.
Afghanistan, on the opposite, is the only side to have not won a single game so far. They have played 7 games so far and have failed to manage a single win so far. They will look to secure a win to salvage their pride in the tournament and might pose a threat to the opposition.
The clash will start at 03:00 PM IST.
Headingley in Leeds is a good wicket to bat first. The average first innings score at the venue is 226. The wicket is expected to get slow as the game will progress. So, the toss-winning team is expected to opt to bat first.
It will be a warm and humid day in Leeds with no chances of rain. With the wicket being on the slower side, both the teams might tempt to go spinners.
Avg 1st inn score: 226
Avg 2nd inn score: 207
Highest Total: 351/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs PAK
Lowest Total: 93/10 (36.2 Ov) by ENG vs AUS
Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bat
One change for Afghanistan – Hamid Hassan comes into the side in place of Dawlat Zadran
Pakistan is playing with the same team
The confirmed AFGH vs PAK playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Ikram Ali Khil
Batsmen: H Zazai, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, N Zadran, Asghar Afghan
All-rounder: Gulbadin Naib(c), Mohammad Nabi
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan
Wicketkeeper: S Ahmed
Batsmen: F Zaman, Babar Azam, Imam Ul Haq, H Sohail
All-rounder: Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, M Hafeez
Bowlers: M Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi, W Riaz
Hashmatullah Shahidi, Dawlat Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman
Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Amir, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Imam Ul Haq, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan
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