AFG vs PAK 2nd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
After beating a young and inexperienced Pakistan side in the 1st T20I, hosts Afghanistan will have the chance to close out the series at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday. While the home team will be high on confidence, Pakistan will be looking to seek vengeance after being handed such a brutal loss by 6 wickets, being the No. 3 side in the world in the same format. Prior to the start of the game let us take a detailed look at the predicted playing XI, team news, pitch report, and much more.
Afghanistan went into this T20I series with all of its veteran stars, and the result in the first encounter reflected how experience can come in handy. All of their marquee players were vital in registering a dominant win against Pakistan.
With the likes of Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Afridi among other stars being placed, Pakistan’s young squad for this series failed to make a positive impression as the entire batting order collapsed against the solid spin unit of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan 2nd T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: Live action will be available on the Geo Super and PTV Sports.
Live Streaming: Live action of AFG vs PAK can be watched on the Fan Code App in India.
AFG vs PAK Match Toss Prediction
As the 1st T20I clearly indicated, this venue is a fortress for the bowlers, especially the spinners in the middle overs. So, both captains will be looking to field first.
AFG vs PAK, Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
This is a dusty and dry wicket which makes it incredibly tough for the batsmen to counter attack the bowlers. Having to play the ball at their merit, batsmen will be required to take their time to settle in, on this track.
Sharjah Weather Report
There are no chances of rain as the humidity will peak around 52% during the match hours. The temperature is expected to be around 21 to 16 degrees.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Afghanistan vs Pakistan 2nd T20 Match 2023
Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11
AFG Team News
After registering such a one-sided win, it is hard to witness Afghanistan making any changes to their starting XI for the second ODI
AFG Key Players
- Rashid Khan: Arguably the most lethal bowler to ever feature in the shortest format, Rashid Khan will be key for the home side in the middle overs if they are to win the series on Sunday.
- Mohammad Nabi: The former Afghanistan Captain is not only an added asset who can ball brilliantly but will also be expected to bring stability into the batting unit.
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman: The 21-year-old seems to be in the form of his life and is on the backs of 2 wickets entering the 2nd T20I.
AFG Team Form
Afghanistan is entering the 2nd contest against Pakistan on the backs of 2 consecutive wins.
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Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Wk), Sediqullah Atal, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan (C), Azmatullah Omarzai, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Pakistan Team News & Playing 11
PAK Team News
After being brutally thrashed, it seems only obvious that the likes of Ifthikhar Ahmed and Shan Masood will return to Pakistan starting XI for the 2nd T20I.
PAK Key Players
- Ihsanullah: Being the only bowlers to take 2 wickets whilst defending a total of mere 93 runs previously, Ihsanullah will be raring to face the Afghanistan batting unit again.
- Mohammad Haris: Having played so well in the recently concluded PSL 2023, this wicketkeeper-batsman will be looking to redeem himself by giving the away side a good start.
- Azam Khan: Another intensely aggressive batsman, Azam got out on a duck in the 1st T20 but will be hoping to make his presence felt in the upcoming game.
PAK Team Form
Featuring in their first competitive T20I series after the conclusion of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Pakistan will be looking to equalize the series against Afghanistan on Sunday, at all costs.
Pakistan Predicted Playing 11
ftikhar Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Zaman Khan, Imad Wasim, Shan Masood, Mohammad Haris, Azam Khan (Wk), Saim Ayub, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan (C), Ihsanullah
Afghanistan vs Pakistan Head to Head
After their win in the first T20 at Sharjah, Afghanistan registered their first ever win against their Asian counterparts in a competitive T20I game.
AFG vs PAK Head to Head Stats in T20's
Afghanistan vs Pakistan Betting Odds
After witnessing a dominant display by the home team, the bookmakers have clearly favored them to win the series on Sunday. Afghanistan has a win ratio of 59% as compared to Pakistan’s 41%.
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Who will win Afghanistan vs Pakistan 2nd T20 Match?
Given the nature of the pitch, it does seem like Afghanistan has a more balanced bowling unit as compared to Pakistan for this T20I series.
🏆 Afghanistan vs Pakistan Prediction
From what we have seen, bowlers can once again be the dominant force at this venue in order for both the teams looking for a win. This is just why the likes of Rashkid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Mohammad Nabi can come in handy for the home side as their marquee players not only have the experience but even the variation to take wickets on a track as such. This is just why we predict Afghanistan to once again beat Pakistan, this time to clinch the series on Sunday.