Afghanistan and Pakistan are going to face each other for a 3-match T20I series starting tomorrow.
Furthermore, the first game of this series is going to be played at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.
Moreover, it is worth noting that this series was scheduled after Cricket Australia decided to withdraw their team to play a 3-match ODI series against Afghanistan.
That’s when Pakistan Cricket Board stepped in and now their team and Afghanistan can play each other in this series.
Furthermore, the series against Australia was part of the ICC Super League and was going to be played after the India tour.
For Pakistan, this is going to be their first T20I appearance this year after losing to England.
Also, they will be without their key players for this series but nevertheless, Pakistan will pose the same threat.
Meanwhile, the addition of Mohammad Nabi to Afghanistan has been a big boost for them for this T20I series.
Therefore, we can see a great game of cricket between these two sides tomorrow.
Match: Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 1st T20I
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Date: 24th March 2023
Time: 9:30 PM IST
In the last international game at Sharjah, the game produced a very low-scoring thriller between these two teams last year. Moreover, it is a balanced pitch and therefore, the team winning the toss should bowl first as the dew factor will come later on in the second innings.
Full Squads for Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 1st T20I
Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Sediqullah Atal, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Afsar Zazai (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujee Ur Rahman, Nangeyalia Kharote, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nijat Masood, Noor Ahmad, Rashid Khan (c), Zahir Khan
Abdullah Shafique, Saim Ayub, Shan Masood, Tayyab Tahir, Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Muhammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Haseebullah Khan (wk), Mohammad Haris (wk), Abrar Ahmed, Ihsanullah, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Usama Mir, Zaman Khan
Probable Playing XI for Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 1st T20I
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
Abdullah Shafique, Azam Khan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shan Masood, Muhammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan (c), Naseem Shah, Zaman Khan, Ihsanullah
From the team combinations and previous results between these two sides, we can say that Pakistan can win this game.
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