Afghanistan vs Pakistan: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 2nd T20I

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Match Preview

Afghanistan and Pakistan are going to face each other for the 2nd T20I tomorrow at Sharjah once again.

In the first T20I, Afghanistan beat Pakistan quite comprehensively by 6 wickets as it turned out to be a low-scoring game between the two sides.

Moreover, Pakistan could manage only 92/9 in the first innings and gave Afghanistan a target of 93 to chase.

On the other hand, this was a pretty easy chase for Afghanistan as they got to the target with only 13 balls to spare.

This is also Afghanistan’s maiden win over Pakistan in international cricket and they are now mighty proud of themselves.

Therefore, they will look to give more pain to Pakistan by winning the 2nd T20I tomorrow.

For Pakistan, this game didn’t turn out to be pretty well although they handed out four debut caps.

On the other hand, Afghanistan also faced some problems in their chase, being reduced to 45/4 in 9.4 overs but Nabi and Najibullah Zadran played really well in the end.

Thus, it will be a cracker of a contest between these two teams tomorrow and it will be interesting to see what happens.

Match Details

Match: Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Date: 26th March 2023

Time: 9:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

As the result for the first game turned out, the surface at Sharjah didn’t favor batters in the least. Therefore, we can expect another low-scoring game between these two teams. Furthermore, the team winning the toss should look to bowl first at this venue.

Full Squads for Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 2nd 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, Mujeeb 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, 2nd T20I


Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq


Saim Ayub, Mohammad Haris, Abdullah Shafique, Tayyab Tahir, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Zaman Khan, Ihsanullah

Probable Winner

Judging by the team combinations and previous result, we can say that Afghanistan will once again dominate the game.

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