The Pitch at the Sharjah Stadium has been a belter over the years but there have been occasions when the ball has kept low and some uneven bounce has also been seen, the batters in most cases enjoy playing at this venue.
Afghanistan and Pakistan are set to lock horns in the 1st T20I of the 3-match T20I series at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday, the 24th of March. This will be the first-ever T20I series in history played between these two nations. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, along with Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf and Fakhar Zaman, have been rested and will return for the New Zealand series. This is the perfect platform for youngsters to step up and prove their worth in the international circuit. Players like Ihsanullah and Azam Khan were brilliant in the recently concluded PSL and will look to replicate their performances at the international level.
Afghanistan can topple any team with the kind of strength they have, it’s a great opportunity for them to stun Pakistan. They have some very effective T20 players like Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi who can prove to be very lethal. Fazalhaq Farooqi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman have also done consistently well in the T20 tournaments around the globe. Naveen ul-Haq is another player to keep an eye on in this series. The pitch tends to favour the spinners at Sharjah in the recent past and will prove to be in favour of the Afghanistan team.
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The Pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium has been a belter over the years but there have been occasions when the ball has kept low and some uneven bounce has also been seen, the batters in most cases enjoy playing at this venue. The spinners will play a vital role in tomorrow’s encounter. The captain who wins the toss will look to chase the total down in the second innings as there is some dew expected in the latter half of the match.
Afghanistan vs India, 1st T20I
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE
Date & Time: March 24th, at 9:00 PM IST and 9:30 PM Local Time
|Ends||Pavilion End, Sharjah Club End|
|Time Zone||UTC +04:00|
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|Matches won batting first||22|
|Matches won bowling first||17|
|Average 1st Inns scores||142|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||119|
|Highest total recorded||215/6 (20 Ov) by AFG vs ZIM|
|Lowest total recorded||38/10 (10.4 Ov) by HK vs PAK|
|Highest score chased||179/6 (19.1 Ov) by SL vs AFG|
|Lowest score defended||142/7 (20 Ov) by WI vs BAN|
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