Pakistan have won the toss and chosen to bowl first in their Super 4 clash against Afghanistan in "anybody's game" in the ongoing Asia Cup today (September 7, 2022) in Sharjah.
Pakistan were outstanding in their last match against India. Afghanistan hammered Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the group phase.
"The pitch looks good and the other thing is the dew factor. So, we are bowling first. We hope to pick early wickets and restrict them to a low total," Pakistan captain Babar Azam told the media after winning the toss.
Wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Rizwan, who injured his knee in the last match, is playing this match.
Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi said they are looking forward to posting a big total.
Afghan openers Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz have been outstanding at the Asia Cup so far.
Pakistan (Playing XI)
Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, and Naseem Shah
Afghanistan (Playing XI)
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, and Fazalhaq Farooqi