Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first against Pakistan in the 36th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Headingley Ground in Leeds. The two Asian neighbouring countries have vast cricketing differences as Pakistan are placed sixth on the points table with a net run rate of -1.265 whereas minnows Afghanistan are at the bottom (tenth) with an NRR of -1.634.
Pakistan have played seven matches, winning three and losing three with an NR match. They have earned seven points. On the other hand, Afghanistan could not get any point as they lost all the seven matches they have played so far in the tournament with an NRR of -1.634.
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman
Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Rahmat Shah (wk), Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Ali Khil
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19 September, 2019