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Pakistan make one change in playing XI against Afghanistan for second T20I


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Shadab Khan (left) speaks on the mic after toss within the first T201 towards Afghanistan on March 24, 2023. — ACB

A single change has been made to the taking part in XI of the Males in Inexperienced for the second T20I towards Afghanistan — scheduled to be performed right this moment (Sunday) in Sharjah — Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) introduced.

As per the change, Faheem Ashraf has been changed by all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz within the batting lineup for Pakistan. The ruled-out all-rounder scored solely two runs in eight balls in the course of the first T20I and did not bowl throughout Afghanistan‘s run-chase.

Shadab is main the facet within the absence of Babar Azam, who has been rested for the collection.

The Afghanistan T20Is are Pakistan’s first since their T20 World Cup marketing campaign in Australia final 12 months, the place they had been the runners-up.

It have to be famous that, whereas chasing a goal of solely 93 runs, Afghanistan reached house in 17.5 overs for the lack of 4 wickets in the course of the first T20I on Friday.

This was the primary win for Afghanistan over Pakistan in worldwide cricket.

Debutant Ihsanullah claimed two wickets in his first over to place the batting facet beneath stress. Nonetheless, Afghanistan held their nerve to chase down the goal.

Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Nabi, who completed the match with a six, scored unbeaten run-a-ball 38 with the assistance of three fours and a most.

Earlier, after an excellent bowling show by Afghanistan, Pakistan had been restricted to 92-9 in 20 overs. This was Pakistan’s lowest complete after batting full 20 overs in T20Is. Earlier was 96-9 vs Australia in 2014.

Saim Ayub, middle-order batter Tayyab Tahir and right-arm quicks Zaman Khan and Ihsanullah made their Pakistan debuts in the course of the match.

In the meantime, top-order batter Abdullah Shafique, all-rounders Faheem Ashraf and Imad Wasim, and Azam Khan marked their returns to the Pakistan facet.

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