Cricket

Afghanistan bat against Pakistan in Asia Cup

2018-09-21 13:37
Asghar Afghan
Asghar Afghan (Getty Images)

Dubai - Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan won the toss and opted to bat in their Asia Cup Super Four match against Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday. 

Afghanistan, who are looking to build on their upset wins over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the first round, brought in big-hitting batsman Najibullah Zadran for Samiullah Shenwari. 

Pakistan brought in Haris Sohail, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Nawaz after losing to India by eight wickets on Wednesday, leaving out Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf. 

Shaheen is making his one-day international debut.

Teams:

Pakistan

Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi

Afghanistan

Asghar Afghan (captain), Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Ihsanullah Janat

Umpires: Shaun George (RSA) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)

Tv umpire: Marais Erasmus (RSA)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

Read more on:    pakistan  |  afghanistan  |  asia cup  |  asghar afghan  |  cricket
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