Afghanistan vs Pakistan 1st T20 Dream11 Match Prediction, Top Picks, Playing 11, Head to Head, Captain, Vice Captain, Player Stats, Pitch Report & Weather Update
|Afghanistan vs Pakistan 1st T20I|
|Date||24th March 2023|
|Time||1.30 PM IST, 8:00 AM GMT, 2:00 Pm Local Time|
|Venue||Sharjah cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
Afghanistan will host Pakistan for a three-match T20I series in Sharjah. Over the last few years, the two teams have shared a great cricket rivalry. Afghanistan won't be a cakewalk for Pakistan and with the Men In Green resting Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, their two most prolific batters, and a few other key players, the contest has become more even. Shadab Khan will lead the team in the absence of Babar.
The surface won’t be the easiest to bat in Sharjah. Over the last few years, the wickets have been on the slower side, with a lot of grip and turn for the slower bowlers.
The temperature will come down to 18 degrees in the evening which will be very pleasing for the players. Rain is not a threat anyways.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Najibullah-Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan(c), Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad
Mohammad Haris, Azam Khan, Sam Ayub, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shan Masood, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan(c), Naseem Shah, Zaman Khan, Ihsanullah,
Several big names like Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Afridi are missing from the Pakistan squad.
Pakistan have won all the three T20Is played against Afghanistan.
|Wicketkeeper||Rahmanullah Gurbaz (VC), Mohammad Haris|
|Batters||Shan Masood, Usman Ghani, Sam Ayub|
|All-rounders||Imad Wasim (C), Shadab Khan|
|Bowlers||Rashid Khan, Naseem Shah, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi|
Imad Wasim had a brilliant season for Karachi Kings in the recently concluded PSL. He performed well with the bat and was outstanding with the ball as well. He will be a key player for Pakistan.
Sam Ayub was the find of PSL without a doubt. Opening with Babar Azam for Peshawar Zalmi, Ayub played many blinders for his team and was rewarded with a place in the national squad. He will be keen to make this opportunity count.
Ihsanullah made a name for himself in PSL 2023. The pacer rattled the best batters with his searing pace and will be one to watch out for in the upcoming T20I series.
Rashid Khan will be an important player for Afghanistan. The spinner is a game-changer and can make Pakistan batters dance to his tunes.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz has been a great addition to the Afghanistan team. Opening the batting, he has done well for his national team. Also, playing in tournaments like PSL, and IPL has helped him evolve as a cricketer.