This Pakistan vs Afghanistan outfit seems to have become the talk of the town. Historically, Pakistan has always been considered a side far greater in quality with the ball than with the bat.Afghanistan are all set to play their first ever ODI against a Test playing nation and although they have nothing to lose they sure do have a lot to prove.
The match is going to be played at Sharjah, which is home to thousands of Pashtuns from both Afghanistan and Pakistan and it’s also the home ground of the Afghan cricket team, because foreign teams don’t prefer to go Afghanistan due to security reasons. It’s expected that it will be a full house on 10th of February.
Afghanistan have played a total of 18 ODI matches with 11 wins and 7 losses, while they have played 2 ODI matches at Sharjah, both against Canada, with one loss and one victory. This is going to be Afghanistan’s first ODI match against a Full Member nation of the ICC since getting ODI status in 2009.
Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Adnan Akmal(wk), Abdur Rehman, Aizaz Cheema, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Hammad Azam, Imran Farhat, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Younis Khan.
Nowroz Mangal(c), Mohammad Shahzad(wk), Dawlat Zadran, Gulbodin Naib, Hamza Hotak, Izatullah Dawlatzai, Javed Ahmadi, Karim Sadiq, Mirwais Ashraf, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ali Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Shabir Noori, Shapoor Zadran.
Only ODI scheduled to begin at 16:30 local time, Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
|Fri February 10th
11:00 GMT, 15:00 local
|Pakistan v Afghanistan
Only ODI - Pakistan vs England
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Watch highlights of Pakistan vs Afghanistan – Only ODI Highlights here : Pakistan vs Afghanistan – Only ODI Highlights – 10 February 2012