Another Asian derby is set to unfold when high-flying Pakistan will lock horns with Afghanistan at the Headingley, Leeds. Having outplayed New Zealand in their previous encounter, Pakistan looks to be in terrific form in the second half of this World Cup. The Pakistan outfit will have to win both their remaining games if they want to seal their semi-final spot while Afghanistan will be looking to play for their pride and spoil Pakistan’s party in the upcoming match. Afghanistan, which is the only team to remain winless in this World Cup, almost defeated India in a close encounter. Meanwhile, Pakistan would be eyeing to avenge their previous defeat in the warm-up game. We can expect another intriguing battle when both these sides take on each other in the 36th fixture of the ICC World Cup.

 

Match Details

 

Date: Saturday, 29th June 2019

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Venue: Headingley, Leeds

League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

 

Venue Stats

 

Avg 1st Innings score: 226

Avg 2nd Innings score: 207

Highest Total: 351/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Lowest Total: 93/10 (36.2 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Highest Chased: 324/2 (37.3 Ov) by SL vs ENG

Lowest Defended: 165/9 (60 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

 

 

Head-to-Head Record 

Total: 03

Pakistan: 03

Afghanistan: 00

 

Team News

 

Pakistan

  • Pakistan is likely to bring in Hasan Ali in place of Imad Wasim because Afghanistan plays spin really well.

Afghanistan

  • Hamad Hasan might feature in the starting lineup for Afghanistan.
  • While Dawlat Zadran can make for the veteran.

 

Squads

 

Pakistan

Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & W), Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain

Afghanistan

Gulbadin Naib (C), Hamid Hassan, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Shahzad, Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman

 

 

Key Players

 

Pakistan

  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Babar Azam
  • Wahab Riaz

Afghanistan

  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Md. Nabi
  • Rashid Khan

 

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Pakistan

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & W), Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, and Md Amir

Afghanistan

Ikram Ali Khil, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Ashgar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib, Md. Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur  Rahman, Aftab Alam and Dawlat Zadran