Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi opted to bat first after winning the toss against Babar Azam-led Pakistan in their Super 12 encounter of T20 World Cup in Dubai on Friday.
Despite the high of winning their opening encounter against Scotland, Afghanistan batters will have a lot to worry about the in-form Pakistan bowling unit, who walk into the match on the trail of two convincing wins. The green-clad outfit handed a sound defeat to India followed by New Zealand.
Afghanistan Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Asghar Afghan, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
To both teams' advantage, none of their players is declared injured so far.
Afghanistan Mohammad Nabi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Shahzad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan, Farid Ahmed Malik, Naveen ul Haq
Pakistan Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik
This will be the first time both teams will square off in a T20 World Cup while their sole T20I match ended as a victory in Pak's favour.