T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan vs Afghanistan Probable XI

Topic: T20 World Cup 2021

Pakistan to face Afghanistan on the 24th Match of the T20 World Cup 2021 at 8 pm Bangladeshi time tonight.

A game preview cannot do justice to the vast tapestry of historical connections that binds Pakistan and Afghanistan. There really is a far more significant big picture to any Afghanistan-Pakistan contest, especially at a World Cup. 

Pakistan's aid to Afghanistan in the early phases of their growth played a role in assisting an unexpected cricketing destination ascend to Full Member in record time, but relationships between Afghanistan and Pakistan have since deteriorated. It is the only thing in the nation that has stayed constantly steady over the last two decades. Despite domestic difficulties, their men's cricket team has found a means to guarantee that their advancement is not hampered.

A match against Pakistan at this moment, however, has probably as deep and complicated a subtext as an India-Pakistan game (of course without the on-field history), yet for everything that has split these two countries, they stand side by side in one part of this tournament. Both are unbeaten and both are in the top two of Group 2. Pakistan thrashed India, then New Zealand, while Afghanistan destroyed Scotland with a high net run-rate that might be vital later on.

Pakistan Probable XI

1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Fakhar Zaman, 4 Mohammad Hafeez, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Asif Ali, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Imad Wasim, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Afghanistan Probable XI

1 Hazratullah Zazai, 2 Mohammad Shahzad (wk), 3 Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 4 Najibullah Zadran, 5 Mohammad Nabi (capt), 6 Asghar Afghan 7, Gulbadin Naib, 8 Karim Jannat, 9 Rashid Khan, 10 Naveen-ul-Haq, 11 Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

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