Pakistan will face Afghanistan in a 3 match T20I Series in the Sharjah. The first T20I begins today at 7:00 PM (PKT). Complete preview of Pakistan vs Afghanistan Today Match is in detail shred below for our readers.
Pakistan vs Afghanistan Today Match Preview
Afghanistan have already won the series by winning the first two T20Is. This was Afghanistan’s first ever win over Pakistan in any international series. The 2nd T20I went down the wire, but Afghanistan won with a ball to spare.
Pakistan’s batting and fielding remained questionable. Their wicket-keeping was not upto the mark and their top order also struggled badly. The final T20I is being played today without any rest, hence Pakistan need to fix things quickly in order to win and be safe from a whitewash.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan 3rd T20I 2023 Playing XI
Pakistan Expected Playing XI
Pakistan are likely to leave out Abdullah Shafique who has scored 2 ducks in this series. Shan Masood or Iftikhar Ahmed could come and replace him.
Probable Lineup: Mohammad Haris, Saim Ayub, Tayyab Tahir, Iftikhar Ahmed / Shan Masood, Shadab Khan ©, Azam Khan (WK), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Ihsanullah and Zaman Khan.
Afghanistan Expected Playing XI
Afghanistan would look to continue with their winning combination.
Probable Lineup: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Najib Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan ©, Azamatullah Omarzai, Karim Jannat, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, Naveen-ul-Haq and Fazal Haq Farooqi.
Pakistan vs Afghanistan Head to Head Record
Both sides faced each five times in T20I. Pakistan have won 3 whereas Afghanistan have won 2.
Players to Watch-Out For
From the Pakistan side, they will once again have their eyes on Imad Wasim who scored 64* in the 2nd T20I. Imad is the only batter who has got some rhythm in this series from the Pakistan side. Rest all have struggled.
Fazlhaq Farooqi has bowled really well with the new ball. He had figures of 2/19 in the 2nd T20I. Both Fazlhaq and Naveen-ul-Haq have been clinical as they provide early breakthrough to Afghanistan which really helps them. They will once again be the players to watch-out for.