IPL tips free : Afghanistan fall as Ibrahim joins Najibullah, Nabi as Pakistan rule

Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz attacked the Pakistan pacers in the first few overs, helping Afghanistan get off to a fast start. However, the pacers returned to the fray and bowled them all out in quick succession. In order to rebuild the innings, Ibrahim Zadran and Karim Janat are using spinners, who have managed the flow of runs.

BatsmenRB4S6SSR
Hazratullah Zazaib M Hasnain211740123.53
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK)b Haris Rauf171102154.55
Ibrahim ZadranNot out232320100.00
Karim Janatc FK Zaman b Mohammad Nawaz15191078.95
Najibullah ZadranNot out03000.00
Extra3 (b 0, w 2, nb 1, lb 0)
Total79/3 (12)
Yet To BatMohammad NabiAzmatullah OmarzaiRashid KhanMujeeb Ur RahmanFarid MalikFazalhaq Farooqi
BOWLINGOMRWECON
Naseem Shah201105.50
Mohammad Hasnain2022111.00
Haris Rauf201517.50
Mohammad Nawaz402315.75
Shadab Khan20804.00
Fall Of WicketsFOWOver
Rahmanullah Gurbaz1-363.5
Hazratullah Zazai2-434.5
Karim Janat3-7811.2

Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (w), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, and Fazalhaq Farooqi make up Afghanistan’s starting lineup.

  • Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah
  • It’s a do-or-die clash for Afghanistan.
  • If Pakistan win, both India and Afghanistan will be knocked out.
  • On Sunday, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will play in the championship game.
  • The match will be contested at the Sharjah Stadium.

Pakistan has a winning streak after an exciting victory against India. For Afghanistan, despite starting brilliantly, they have lost steam. They were stunned by Sri Lanka in the first Super-4 clash. Now, they find themselves in a terrible place. But Afghanistan will have an upperhand as their spinners can do the trick on a spin-friendly slow Sharjah wicket.

However, the captains’ forms will be scrutinised by both sides. Mohammad Nabi has had similar bat issues to Babar Azam. But while Pakistan have the depth to fill in the gaps despite Babar being out of form, the same isn’t the case with Afghanistan. Even though they have the firepower in the top-order, their middle-order hasn’t been great.

But Afghanistan’s high-flying opening pair of Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai will be tested by Pakistan’s express pacers. Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain and Haris Rauf are all capable of bowling above 150 clicks. To make things worse, Shahnawaz Dahani has also recovered and is available for the match.

  • What should fans anticipate from the contest as it stands now?
  • Given that India’s future is now in their hands, more than a billion people will support Afghanistan.
  • There have only been two T20 Internationals between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and they have won both.
  • But Mohammad Rizwan’s injury, the new World No. 1, is concerning.
  • He had to go for an MRI scan and if he is ruled out, Pakistan will be in trouble.
  • Rizwan is the tournament’s top-scorer with 192 runs including two half-centuries.
  • Mohammed Nabi’s batting form is another major concern. He has been dismissed for single-digit scores in his last 7 innings.
  • For Afghanistan, despite Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s victory, things haven’t looked bright for Rashid Khan.
  • Against Sri Lanka, Rashid Khan gave up 39 runs, including a 17-run first over.
  • As for Playing XIs, Afghanistan are likely to go unchanged while Pakistan are expected to bring Dahani back for Hasnain.

AFG vs. PAK Potential Starting XIs:

Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (w), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb ur Rahman, and Fazalhaq Farooqi are the members of Afghanistan’s probable starting lineup.

Pakistan Probable XI: Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Fakhar Zaman, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani/ Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah

Details for live streaming PAK vs. AFG

Pakistan against Afghanistan match will be televised live on the Star Sports Network. The Disney+Hotstar app and website will provide live streaming of the game.

Super 4 Standings
TeamsMatWonLostTiedNRPtsNRR
Sri Lanka2200040.351
Pakistan1100020.126
India202000-0.125
Afghanistan101000-0.589

Afghanistan Squad: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Samiullah Shinwari, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Noor Ahmad

Pakistan Squad: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Usman Qadir, Haider Ali, Hasan Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani

Also read :  Jonny Bairstow is replaced in the T20 World Cup roster by Alex Hales, who returns to the England T20 squad.

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