Afghanistan vs Pakistan: 1st T20 Match on Friday

Afghanistan vs Pakistan

1st T20 Match of Afghanistan vs Pakistan is on Friday. Pakistan and Afghanistan, the two neighbors are ready for a good face-off against each other in the upcoming three-match Twenty20 International series. This is scheduled to start on Friday in Sharjah.

Shadab on Afghanistan vs Pakistan

The new Pakistani skipper Shadab Khan replaced Babar Azam for the series. the reason behind this is the team management wants to give some rest to regular players- Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, and Haris Rauf.
Shadab said that he felt great honor to have an opportunity to lead the Pakistan team. This is the highest opportunity a player can get in his or her career. “I am very excited for the upcoming three T20Is. We have a brilliant mix of youth and experience, which makes us a well-balanced side, and we have what it takes to win this series.”
Though this responsibility is not new for him. As he led his team in the same condition series in New Zealand. He got this role due to Azam’s injury. But they lost the series 2-1. Imad Wasim, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, and Abdullah Shafique made comeback in their squad. But Saim Ayub and Tayyab Tahir, and fast bowlers Ihsanullah and Zaman Khan remain uncapped.
He is seeing Afghanistan as a strong T20 team but also has kept faith in his team members. The ratio says Pakistan has been dominant since the start. Pakistan has defeated Afghanistan in all three T20Is played previously.

Rashid will lead Afghanistan

Talking about their opponent Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi also made a comeback in the squad. The leg-spinner Rashid Khan will carry on the captain’s responsibility. The plus point for the team is that they will face Pakistan after winning three-match T20 series against the United Arab Emirates last month 2-1.


Pakistan: Shadab Khan (captain), Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Haris, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Ihsanullah, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Saim Ayub, Shan Masood, Naseem Shah, Zaman Khan, and Tayyab Tahir.
Afghanistan: Rashid Khan (captain), Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Gulbadin Naib, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sediqullah Atal, Sharafuddin Ashraf, and Usman Ghani.

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Written by Janhabi Banerjee

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