Pakistan won by 3 wickets
Pakistan vs Afghanistan Match preview
Pakistan takes on their neighbors Afghanistan in match 36th of CWC19 at Headingley in Leeds. While Pakistan would be seeing to script a hat-trick of victories today and move a step closer to qualifying for the semis, already-ousted Afghanistan is yet hunting for their maiden victory in the 12th version of the ICC cricket world cup 2019.
Jumping back concentrated from their failure versus India and all the public embarrassment from supporters and veteran cricketers, the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led team won a hapless South African team before taking down a hitherto unbeaten New Zealand at Edgbaston. With 7 points from as many games, Pakistan stands 6th in the points table and need 2 victories in their next 2 matches to live in the hunt for the knockout stage.
Well, for the must-win encounter, Sarfaraz is most likely to hold the combination that achieved sensations in their last 2 matches. Ergo, an unchanged Pakistan is expected to highlight in Leeds against their troubled neighbors Afghanistan.
Meantime, for Afghanistan, preventing their nail-biter against India, nothing worked for the side that proved so much hope following their win versus Pakistan in a warm-up tie. Their off-field disputes have been worrying among their batting matters, while the side is still to lock on in on the best order. While a few of changes can be expected in the active XI, Afghanistan might go back to Hazratullah Zazai in the middle order lineup at the cost of their late captain. They could additionally see to send Najibullah Zadran up the order. A batsman of his potential is a clear waste down at No.7 or 8. The bowling lineup is expected to continue unchanged.