AFG vs PAK 3rd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
Afghanistan will lock horns against Pakistan in the 3rd T20I in an attempt to clean-sweep the 2009 T20 World Champion in Sharjah on Monday. Having already won the first two games in the series, experienced Afghanistan would be looking to stamp their authority on their counterparts whereas Shadab Khan’s team will be looking to play for their pride. Ahead of this matchup, let us take a detailed look at the predicted playing XI, team news, and much more.
Afghanistan has dominatingly won the previous two games in the series by a margin of 6 and 7 wickets respectively. Having dismantled a short-handed Pakistan side that excluded the likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, and noticeable stars, Rashid Khan has successfully led his unit to glory.
On the other hand, the Shadan Khan will be raring his inexperienced yet young and aggressive side to perform at the best of their abilities to win at least one T20 contest against Afghanistan in Sharjah.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan 3rd 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
The average first-innings batting score at this venue is 151, which makes it incredibly tough for teams to chase in the second innings due to the slowness off the pitch. This is just why, both captains will look to bat first at this venue.
AFG vs PAK, Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
This venue is not a happy hunting ground for the batsmen as the spinners can get some worthy turn in the latter overs.
Sharjah Weather Report
There are no chances of rain as the humidity will peak around 55% during the match hours. The temperature is expected to be around 22 to 17 degrees.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Afghanistan vs Pakistan 3rd T20 Match 2023
Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11
AFG Team News
Given that there are no injuries reported in this team, Afghanistan is expected to enter with the same starting XI in the 3rd T20I.
AFG Key Players
- Rashid Khan- The spin maestro got a wicket in the 2nd T20I as well by conceding only 16 runs in his 4 overs.
- Fazalhaq Farooqi- Making use of the new ball Farooqi managed to take 2 wickets and even bowled a maiden over.
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz- The opening-order batsman managed to give immense confidence to the batting order by scoring 44 runs in the 2nd T20I on a challenging track.
AFG Team Form
Afghanistan are currently on the backs of a 3-game winning streak
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Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11
Karim Janat, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Wk), Usman Ghani, Naveen ul Haq, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rashid Khan (C), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi
Pakistan Team News & Playing 11
PAK Team News
It does seem that the World No. 3 side in the ICC Men’s Rankingswants to give a chance to all its selected players to play against Afghanistan, citing which the likes of Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed can be brought int he starting XI.
PAK Key Players
- Mohammad Haris: The counter-attacking opening batsman has showcased just how vicious he can be since the initial overs yet hasn’t been able to overcome the challenges on a tough batting surface in Sharjah.
- Imad Wasim: On the back of an impressive 64-run inning, Wasim will be expected to show his experience if Pakistan needs to win this contest.
- Zaman Khan: Having taken 1 wicket in his quota of 4 overs, Zaman even gave just 22 runs in the 2nd T20I.
PAK Team Form
Featuring in their first T20I series after the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup, Pakistan has lost both of the contests against Afghanistan.
Pakistan Predicted Playing 11
Saim Ayub, Shan Masood, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Haris, Naseem Shah, Azam Khan (Wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Zaman Khan, Shadab Khan (C), Ihsanullah
Afghanistan vs Pakistan Head to Head
Despite Afghanistan both the previous T20 Internationals against Pakistan, it is the latter nation who have the other three contests in this rivalry. These teams have only locked horns against one another on 5 occasions.
AFG vs PAK Head to Head Stats in T20's
Afghanistan vs Pakistan Betting Odds
The young Pakistan squad surely hasn’t got the bookmakers believing in them as their win ratio is only predicted to be around 41% against Afghanistan’s 59%. Which means the majority is heading for a clean sweep in Sharjah.
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Who will win Afghanistan vs Pakistan 3rd T20 Match?
Given the nature of the pitch, spin as well as fast bowlers can be crucial with the new ball in the first 10 overs. Pakistan’s bowling unit has failed to take wickets but haven’t also been given the opportunity to protect runs on the board by the batsmen, this is why Afghanistan seems most likely to win the 3rd T20I as well.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan Prediction
Afghanistan doesn’t only have momentum and confidence riding high but has also got the squad to stamp their authority at regular intervals. Not only have their marquee players like Gurbaz, Rashid, Mujeeb, and Nabi performed exceptionally well but have even contributed to the success. This is just why we predict Afghanistan to register a 3-0 sweep against a young Pakistan team.
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