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.
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
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)