toss Pakistan chose to bowl vs. Afghanistan
If Pakistan beat Afghanistan, they would qualify for the final along with Sri Lanka, making the last two Super 4 games – India v Afghanistan and Sri Lanka v Pakistan – irrelevant. Afghanistan will be looking to bounce back from their loss to Sri Lanka in the first match of Super 4. If they win, all four teams will be alive.
The match is being played on the same pitch where Pakistan bowled out Hong Kong for 38 runs. But, according to Wasim Akram, who was speaking on the official broadcast, this time the surface looked “much better” for batting.
Afghanistan:1 Hazratullah Zazai, 2 Rehmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 3 Ibrahim Zadran, 4 Najibullah Zadran, 5 Mohammad Nabi (captain), 6 Karim Janat, 7 Rashid Khan, 8 Azmatullah Omarzai, 9 Farid Ahmed, 10 Mujeeb ur Rehman, 11 Fazlhaq Farooqui
Pakistan1 Babar Azam (captain), 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Fakhar Zaman, 4 Iftikhar Ahmed, 5 Khushdil Shah, 6 Asif Ali, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Naseem Shah, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Mohammad Hasnain