Toss Pakistan chose to bowl Afghanistan
If Pakistan beats Afghanistan, they will qualify for the final along with Sri Lanka, making the last two Super 4s matches – India vs Afghanistan and Sri Lanka vs Pakistan – unimportant. Afghanistan would try to come back from their defeat to Sri Lanka in the first game of the Super 4s. If they win, all four teams stay alive.
The match will be played on the same field where Pakistan had bundled Hong Kong for 38. But according to Wasim Akram, speaking on the official broadcast, the surface looked “much better” to hit this time.
Afghanistan: 1 Hazratullah Zazai, 2 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 3 Ibrahim Zadran, 4 Najibullah Zadran, 5 Mohammad Nabi (capt), 6 Karim Janat, 7 Rashid Khan, 8 Azmatullah Omarzai, 9 Fareed Ahmad, 10 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 11 Fazalhaq Farooqi
Pakistan: 1 Babar Azam (capt), 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