This is a preview of the T20 World Cup 2021 game between Afghanistan and Pakistan. After a splendid start to the tournament, Pakistan will be in a mood to make it three consecutive wins at the start of the Super 12 stages. This game will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on October 29, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. IST.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan – Match Preview
Afghanistan started the Super 12 in excellent fashion after beating Scotland to add to the victories in the warmup stages. Pakistan, meanwhile, have been able to break many barriers in the opening Super 12 matches after wins over India and New Zealand. The manner of victories have made Pakistan one of the contenders to pick up the title.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan – Predicted Playing XIs
Afghanistan were able to use the strong bowling line-up to great effect in the recent match. The likes of Mujeeb ur Rahman and Rashid Khan will be the ones to watch in this game. Even the batting line-up of Afghanistan was quite strong against Scotland. After being able to hit numerous boundaries, Afghanistan will be in a buoyant mood ahead of this match. Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Mohammad Shahzad will be key players on the batting front.
Pakistan should be able to book their place in the semi-final quite comfortably if they are able to manage another victory. After two big wins over India and New Zealand, Pakistan are likely to retain the same lineup that has provided big rewards. A lot will hinge on the opening partnership with Mohammad Rizwan particularly in good form. In the bowling segment, Haris Rauf has the clear dominance over other bowlers and he is a good pick to finish as the top bowlers in the Pakistan line-up.
Let us take a look at the odds for the match:
Afghanistan vs Pakistan Head to head
- Matches Played: 1
- Afghanistan Won: 0
- Pakistan Won: 1
- Tie/NR: 0
There is not much directional information provided by the Afghanistan vs Pakistan head to head records, as that has been just one meeting between the two teams. As expected, Pakistan were able to come out on top in this game.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan Match Prediction & Betting Tips
The Afghanistan vs Pakistan prediction would go with a victory for Pakistan, who are the strong favourites after two very strong performances against India and New Zealand. Even though Afghanistan also started the Super 12 in excellent fashion, they are likely to struggle against a Pakistan outfit who are better in almost every department.
Following a splendid 79 not out against India, Mohammad Rizwan came up with a strong performance against New Zealand to get 33 runs. The opening batsman has been in splendid form and he has the advantage of power play to open up the weak bowling line-up of Afghanistan.
The game against New Zealand showed the strength in the batting line-up of Pakistan, as they were able to hit sixes even from lower order batsmen. However, Afghanistan were able to clear the boundary with amazing ease in the game against Scotland and this market can be used as a hedge against the previous two bets.
These are the odds given by bookmakers at the time of writing this article. The odds are subject to change and it is recommended to check with the bookmaker for the latest prices.