AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Team Info & Dream11 Team for 1st T20 Match 2023
Afghanistan vs Pakistan
1st T20 Match Prediction & Tips
Time: 24 Mar, 09:30 PM (IST)
Series: 1st T20 Match
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium – Sharjah, UAE
AFG vs PAK Dream11 Prediction
- Afghanistan will be raring to go against a different-looking Pakistan side and will be hoping for Ibrahim Zadran to lead them with the bat. The middle-over batsman has scored 330 runs in the last 10 games, batting at a strike rate of 102. On the other hand, Rashid Khan will be expected to lead from the front with the ball. Having showcased his form with the ball in the recently concluded PSL 2023, we predict the veteran spinner to take over 2 wickets in the first T20I.
- Shan Masood will be expected to stabilize the batting order of Pakistan as he scored 208 runs in his last 10 games, batting at an average of 34.6. Whereas, Shadab Khan will be the most looked-out bowler from the away side as he has taken over 12 wickets in his last 10 games for Pakistan.
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz has been in fine knick opening the batting order for the home side, we expect him to score over 30 runs in the first T20I.
AFG vs PAK Live Streaming:
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Weather & Pitch Report:
There are no chances of rain as the humidity will peak around 59% during the match hours. The temperature is expected to be around 25 to 18 degrees.
This is a dusty and dry wicket that helps the fast bowlers generate extra bounce. The batsmen will be expected to take their time to settle in.
Out of the 29 T20I matches played at this venue, 16 have been won by teams batting first as the average score in the first innings is 151. This is just why, both captains will look to bat first at this venue.
Team Form in the Last Matches:
W, L, W, L, L
L, W, W, W, W
AFG vs PAK TEAM NEWS:
AFG Team News:
While tall left-arm pacer Sediqullah Atal might be making his debut in this T20I series, Rahmat Shah and Hazratullah Zazai are the two noticeable exclusions from the team.
PAK Team News:
With the likes of some veterans being sidelines due to workload management, the away side can feature a rich blend of youngsters in their starting XI. This includes the likes of top-order batter Saim Ayub, formidable pacer – Ihsanullah, and explosive middle-order batsman – Tayyab Tahir.
AFG vs PAK Pre-Toss LineUps:
R Gurbaz (Wk)
Rashid Khan (C)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
M Haris (Wk)
Shadab Khan (C)
M Wasim Jr
This game has the potential to be a last-ball thriller by all means. Given that Pakistan seems to have a more aggressive fast-bowling lineup which is more suitable for Sharjah, the likes of Rashid Khan and Mohammas Nabi can be vital in Afghanistan fighting for a win. However, we predict Pakistan to beat Afghanistan in a nail-biting contest on Thursday courtesy of their batting order.
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AFG Key Players:
Having shown just how dangerous he can be on Asian tracks, Rashid Khan needs to be at his best if Afghanistan is to win this series against Pakistan.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman –
Having taken 9 wickets in the last 9 games, bowling at an economy rate of under 6.7 runs per over, Rahman’s performance in the middle overs can be key for the home side.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz –
Having played at an average of just 22.5 in the last 10 games, Gurbaz will be hoping to make amends since the first T20I game against Pakistan.
PAK Key Players:
Iftikhar Ahmed –
Having scored 166 runs in his last 10 games for Pakistan, Iftikhar needs to be at his mature best batting alongside some quality yet inexperienced youngsters.
Mutan Sultans’ marquee Ihsanullah proved to be the find of PSL 2023 and will be expected to bowl well in the death overs if he wants to be a part of Pakistan’s World Cup squad in India.
Shadab Khan –
The veteran spinner and now the captain of the side, will hold the key in the middle overs with the ball.
AFG vs PAK Team Form:
AFG Team Form –
After the 2022 T20 ICC World Cup, Afghanistan is entering this series after beating UAE 2-1 in their previous one.
PAK Team Form –
Interestingly, Pakistan has never feature din any T20I series after the end of 2022 T20 ICC World Cup.
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AFG vs PAK SQUAD:
Rashid Khan (c), Fareed Ahmed, Noor Ahmad, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Sediqullah Atal, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Usman Ghani, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen-ul-Haq, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai.
Shadab Khan (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Saim Ayub, Mohammad Haris, Ihsanullah, Azam Khan, Zaman Khan, Shan Masood, Mohammad Nawaz, Abdullah Shafique, Naseem Shah, Tayyab Tahir, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Wasim