Pakistan vs Afghanistan: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 36

first_img Next India Today Web Desk LeedsJune 28, 2019UPDATED: June 29, 2019 08:39 IST Mohammad Amir celebrates taking the wicket of Martin Guptill with team mates. (Reuters Photo)Pakistan will take on Afghanistan in another must-win match of World Cup 2019 at Headingley in Leeds on Saturday. Pakistan need to win both their remaining matches and hope for favourable results in matches of other teams too to make it to the top four by the end of the tournament.Sarfaraz’s men bounced back after crushing defeat against India and went onto register thumping wins over South Africa and New Zealand.Pakistan’s bowling looks perfect with Mohammed Amir, Shaheen Afridi and Wahab Riaz all chipping with crucial wickets. Their batting has also been bolstered by the inclusion of Haris Sohail who has contributed heavily in Pakistan’s last two wins. Also, with Babar Azam coming to his usual best, one can expect Pakistan to outstage Afghanistan.Afghanistan, on the other hand, have not been able to register a single win in the tournament so far. Their bowling has looked ok with all their spinners performing. But it’s their batting which has let them down in all the matches. The batsmen just have not been able to score and it has been a cause of concern for them.So with a lot riding on the game on Saturday and a host of superstars taking to the field, here are a few suggestions for your Dream11 Playing 11.BatsmenFakhar Zaman is averaging 32.80 in this tournament and will be a good option as the first opener. Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib can be your other opener as he looked good against Bangladesh before falling to Shakib-al-Hasan.advertisementBabar Azam scored an unbeaten century against New Zealand which helped Pakistan chase down the target with six wickets in hand. Along with Babar (101*), Haris Sohail also made a significant contribution with the bat and scored 68 runs. These two must be your premium picks.WicketkeeperIkram Ali Khil has not been good with the bat or behind the stumps as a wicketkeeper which is why Sarfaraz Ahmed would be a safe bet as the wicketkeeper. He is averaging 30.50 with the bat and has affected 11 dismissals so far in six matches.All-roundersThe experienced Mohammad Hafeez, who has scored 207 runs with an average of 34.50 in six innings, should be your first choice all-rounder in your XI today. Mohammad Nabi of Afghanistan can be your second all-rounder as he made handy contribution with the bat against India and has picked 7 wickets in the tournament.BowlersMohammad Amir is the obvious choice as the frontline pacer. He is third on the list of highest wicket-takers in the tournament with 16 and is averaging 17.87. Wahab Riaz can be your second Pakistani bowler in your dream XI.The trio of Rashid Khan, Rahmat Shah and Mujeeb Ur Rehman can turn the tables against Pakistan with their mystery spin.Pakistan vs Afghanistan Dream11 suggested Playing XI:Fakhar Zaman, Gulbadan Naib, Babar Azam (captain), Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Amir (vice-captain), Wahab Riaz, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.Squads:Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed(Captain), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain.Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad , Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib(Captain), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ali Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Jonny Bairstow says critics want England to fail, Michael Vaughan furiousAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma takes to social media to suggest he wasn’t outAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Sri Lanka vs South AfricaFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow SL vs SA Dream XI Pakistan vs Afghanistan: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 36Dream11 Prediction, Pakistan vs Afghanistan: Pakistan will aim to continue with their winning run in the ongoing World Cup when they face a low-on-confidence Afghanistan team at Headingley on Saturday.advertisementlast_img

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