Afghanistan and Pakistan will be playing the 24th game of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The match will be starting at 7:30 PM (IST).
Afghanistan opened its account in the 2021 T20 World Cup against Scotland in a one-sided affair. The game was played at Sharjah Cricket Ground. Afghanistan batted first and made 190 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs. Hazratullah Zazai made 44 runs off 30 balls. Rahmatullah Gurbaz and Najibullah Zadran played some attacking cricket and made the mockery out of Scotland's bowling.
Gurbaz made 46 off 37 deliveries, and Zadran made 59 runs off 34 deliveries. For Scotland, Safyaan Sharif picked two wickets in four overs while giving away 33 runs. Josh Davey and Mark Watt picked one wicket each.
Afghanistan's bowlers, particularly Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan, didn't allow Scottish batters to settle in. They both picked nine wickets amongst each other and gave away just 29 runs in 6.2 overs. Afghanistan dismissed Scotland for 60 runs and won the match by 130 runs.
Pakistan played their first game against India and won it by ten wickets. Their second game was against New Zealand. Pakistan won the toss and elected to field. Haris Rauf picked four wickets for Pakistan and was why Pakistan was able to restrict New Zealand to 134 runs for the loss of eight wickets.
Pakistan was able to chase this target in 18.4 overs and won the match by five wickets. Mohammad Rizwan made 33 runs off 34 deliveries and was the highest scorer for the team.
Haris Rauf was adjudged player of the match for bowling performance. His scalps included Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, and Mitchell Santner. We have included today playing 11, live pitch report today match, todays match prediction, and fantasy cricket tips & tricks in this article. Follow this article until the end to know more about today T20 match.
Afghanistan and Pakistan have played only a single T20I against each other. The match was played on 8th December 2013 in Sharjah. Afghanistan made 137 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs. Najibullah Zadran made 38 runs off 30 deliveries and was the highest scorer for the team. Junaid Khan picked three wickets in four overs and gave away 24 runs. Sohail Tanvir picked two wickets and bowled two maiden overs.
Pakistan had a really slow start, and Afghanistan’s bowlers managed to restrict the batters. In the end, Pakistan won the game in the last over. Mohammad Hafeez was adjudged player of the match for scoring 42 runs off 37 deliveries.
Afghanistan Playing 11
Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Pakistan Playing 11
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
You can pick Babar Azam or Najibullah Zadran as the captain of the T20 World Cup match. You can pick Mohammad Rizwan or Rashid Khan as the vice-captain of the T20 WC match.
Afghanistan and Pakistan will be playing this match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The Dubai International Cricket Stadium is a good place to score runs, but some games have also seen low totals. In T20 Internationals, the average first innings score is 144, while the second innings average score is 122.
All the matches during the Super 12 stage has been won by the team batting second. In the last game between South Africa and West Indies, West Indies made 143 runs. South Africa chased this total comfortably in 18.2 overs and won the match by eight wickets. When it comes to second innings, the dew factor will be a certain advantage for the team batting second.
The temperature during the match will be over 25-degrees Celsius. The atmosphere is expected to remain clear, warm, and humid. The probability of precipitation and cloud cover is zero.
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