AF-Y vs PK-Y Dream11 : Afghanistan U19 look to maintain their tighthold against Pakistan U19 when the two sides meet on the opening day of the Asia Cup
With the 7th edition of the ACC U19 Asia Cup upon us, the one thing which has been a pleasure to see is the expansive nature of the frontier tournamnet. While the usual countries are a part of this as per norm, the ACC has opened its arms for the developing countries as well this year, welcoming a total of 8 sides to this edition’s tournamnet.
And one such side is Afghanistan U19, a team which has thrived in recent times in the cricketing fraternity. While the main team fared abysmally at the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup, Afghanistan A and Afghanistan U19 have been rampantly flourishing, a narrative which is a massive testament of the cricketing setup in place in the country.
It’s exactly that immense pool of capability which Afghanistan U19 will be looking to showcase today as they look to stamp their authority in the Asia Cup right from the word go. What would see them head into today’s clash with confidence of pulling off a win is the identity of their opposition with Pakistan U19 being an outfit they have loved trouncing.
Elsewhere for Pakistan, a team and country embroiled in a massive mess when it comes to cricket, today’s match looks like one where they’ll be further sent down the depths of cricket. The side are up against a staunch and stellar opponent, an Afghanistan side who have made their rivalry clear against Pakistan at the bygone world cup.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Although rain threatens to soil proceedings massively today, if we do get a full or even a stalled clash, the batsmen are going to regale us in a soiree today. This surface is excellent for batting, seeing the ball come onto the bat extremely nicely to allow the batsmen to stroke it at the sweet spot and crunch it all the way to the boundary.
Rain will mean the side winning the toss will be looking to field first today.
Probable Playing 11
Farhan Zakhail , Sedeq Atal, Asif Musazai, Rahmanullah Zadran, Abdullah Naib, Islam Zazai, Shafiq Ghafari, Jamshid, Abdul Rahman, Fazal Haq, Abid Tani
Rohail Nazir, Haider Ali, Aamir Ali, Abu Huraira, Adul Wahid Bangalzai, Akhtar Shah, Fahad Munir, Mohammad Aamir, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Basit Ali, N Shah
AF-Y vs PK-Y Match Prediction
In the last five clashes the two sides have scrimmaged in, Afghanistan have had a complete tighthold over this clash, winning on 3 occasions while the one match was abandoned due to floundering weather. And that should continue today as well with Afghanistan’s side clearly packed with myriad performers, players who have been responsible for the side’s ascendancy.
ACC Under19 Asia Cup
Match: Afghanistan U19 Vs Pakistan U19
Date And Time: 5th September, Thursday- 9:30am IST
Venue: P Sara Oval, Colombo
- Farhan Zakhai, Rahmanullah Zadran, Islam Zazai, Abdul Rahman
- Rohail Nazir, Haider Ali, Mohammad Aamir, N Shah
Top 4 Batting Order
- Farhan Zakhail , Sedeq Atal, Asif Musazai, Rahmanullah Zadran
- Rohail Nazir, Haider Ali, Aamir Ali, Abu Huraira
- Farhan Zakhail , Rahmanullah Zadran
- Rohail Nazir, Haider Ali
Death Overs Bowlers
- Fazal Haq, Abid Tani
- Mohammad Abbas Afridi, N Shah
AF-Y vs PK-Y Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
With 249 runs in the previous 5 matches, we have selected Rohail Nazir from Pakistan for this clash. With him coming out to bat for this clash along with holding a good role with gloves as well, he should get in some good points for our Dream 11 side.
AF-Y vs PK-Y Dream11 Batsmen
Continuing with our picks from Pakistan, we are choosing Haider Ali for this clash with him. having scored 239 runs in his last five matches. Elsewhere from Afghanistan we have their captain Farhan Zakhail has 127 in four encounters to be roped in by us for today’s match.
Also, a duo which represents us from Afghanistan sees us opting for the services of two of their most consistent names in the form of Rahmanullah Zadran and Islam Zazai for this clash.
AF-Y vs PK-Y Dream11 All-Rounders
One of the most impressive and influential players for Afghanistan over the course of the past year has been Shafiqullah Ghafari with the all-rounder emerging as a quissential figure for them across both facets. In the wake of his 47 runs and 4 wickets in the last 4 encounters, the player becomes the first player to enter our side for this clash.
Meanwhile from Pakistan we are choosing their pacer Abbas Afridi who has 8 wickets in the last five outings and Mohammed Harris who has scored 205 runs and taken 4 wickets in the same period.
AF-Y vs PK-Y Dream11 Bowling Order
We are opting for the duo Jamshid and Fazal Haq from Afghanistan with these two bound to enjoy their time out in the middle today and snare a rich haul of wickets as they stifle Pakistan’s innings with consummate ease. The only player from the opposition to come into our side is Naseem Shah with having taken 15 wickets in the last 5 matches.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Harris is our side’s captain for today while Ghaffari is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.