Afghanistan vs Pakistan 2nd T20I Tips


Afghanistan vs Pakistan Match Details

  • Date: 2023-03-26
  • Start Time: 21:30
  • Location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
  • Tournament: Afghanistan vs Pakistan T20i 2023
  • Format: Twenty20
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

  • Afghanistan stunned Pakistan in the first game by scoring a victory by six wickets.
  • Pakistan were let down by their batting side in the last T20 International as they collapsed at 92 runs in their allotted 20 overs. 
  • The two teams have faced each other only once so far in the history of the T20 Internationals. 

The Pakistan cricket team will be aiming for revenge on Sunday as it will go one-on-one against Aghjanistan in the second T20 International of the three-match series. The Sharjah Cricket Stadium will play host to the high-profile game of cricket on March 26, Sunday. The first T20 International between the two sides saw the Rashid Khan-led side creating history by scoring their first win in the shortest format of the game against the Men in Green.

The much-hyped battle kick-started with Pakistan skipper Shadab Khan winning the toss and electing to bat first. It was a disastrous performance by the team as they ended up with only 92 runs in their allotted 20 overs. No player could score even 20 runs at the batting-friendly surface of Sharjah. The main credit for Pakistan’s dismal ride to Afghanistan’s spinners. Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman led from the front as they picked two wickets each. The spin duo found an ally in the seamer Fazalhaq Farooqi who also picked two wickets while maintaining an economy rate of 3.2. 

It was an easy target for the Afghanistan team and the batters did not look in any kind of hurry to finish the game. They took their time to get settled in the middle. Nabi was the top run-scorer for the team with the bat as well as he added 38 runs to the scoreboard in as many balls with the help of three fours and one six. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan bowlers also deserve some credit for giving it their all in the match despite not having a sufficient score on the board. Ihsanullah was the pick of the bowler for the visitors with two wickets and 17 runs in 3.5 overs. 

Afghanistan now needs just one more victory to get done with the series while the Men in Green will be playing a do-or-die match on Sunday. 

3 beneficial player bets for AFG vs PAK 2nd T20I.

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Tips

Top Afghanistan batter: Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Afghanistan vs Pakistan T20i 2023

The opening batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz is the most experienced player in the Afghanistan’s batting line-up. The responsibility will fall on his shoulders to score the most runs for the team and take them to a victory on Sunday and an unassailable lead in the three-match T20I series. Gurbaz has featured in a total of 39 T20 Internationals for Afghanistan, scoring 957 runs at an average of over 24 and a strike rate of over 136.91. The wicketkeeper-batter failed to work his charm in the first T20 International as he ended up with only 16 runs when his team was chasing 93 runs in their allotted 20 overs. However, he is expected to redeem himself on Sunday and come up with a scintillating performance.

Top Pakistan batter: Imad Wasim

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Afghanistan vs Pakistan T20i 2023
  • Date: 2023-03-26
  • Best Odds: 3.5 @ 10Cric

The Pakistan cricket team is playing without many senior players against Afghanistan including the likes of Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam. The team’s inexperience clearly reflected in the first T20 International as they collapsed at an embarrassing score of 92 runs. However, they have now no choice but to come up with a mind-boggling performance on Sunday to save the series. In the absence of the star batters, the mantle of scoring runs falls on the shoulders of Imad Wasim. The all-rounder is coming into the series following brilliant performances in the Pakistan Super League 2023. He was one of the top scorers in the tournament with a whopping 404 runs in ten matches at an average of over 134. Wasim failed to translate his form in the first T20I as he walked back to the pavilion after scoring only 18 runs. However, the 34-year-old is likely to bounce back on Sunday.

Top wicket-taker of the match: Mohammad Nabi

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Afghanistan vs Pakistan T20i 2023
  • Date: 2023-03-26
  • Best Odds: 4.5 @ Indibet

There is no better option than Mohammad Nabi to place your money on for the Sunday game. The 38-year-old was absolutely sensational in the first T20 International and thus won the player of the match award. He played a key role in dismissing Pakistan at a score of 92 by picking two important wickets and conceding only 12 runs in his three overs. Nabi also has illustrious international records to back him. He has donned the national jersey in 104 T20 Internationals and has scalped 86 wickets while maintaining an economy rate of 7.28 and an average of 27.58.