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Afghanistan vs Pakistan Predictions: Cricket World Cup betting tips, news, lineups

By Jonathan Davies

Published: 11:33, 20 October 2023

Afghanistan lock horns with Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup on Monday (9.30am BST).

The Green shirts opened with back-to-back victories, but are seeking a response to their successive defeats against India and Australia.

Meanwhile the Afghans, who lost their first three games, are full of momentum following their surprise win over reigning champions England.

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Betting Tips

  • Top away bowler – Shaheen Afridi @ 11/4 with Paddy Power
  • Top away batsman – Mohammad Rizwan @ 5/1 with BoyleSports

Despite their defeat by Australia, Pakistan will take plenty of positives from the bowling of Shaheen Afridi, who recorded an impressive 5/54 in Bengaluru.

That took his tally for the tournament to nine wickets, with only Mitchell Santner (11) and Jasprit Bumrah (10) registering more.

Should the wicket be in his favour, you would fancy the left-arm fast bowler to increase that here.

At the other end, Pakistan also have the tournament’s leading runs scorer to fall back on.

Indeed, Mohammad Rizwan has recorded 294 runs in four innings, including an impressive 131 not out against Sri Lanka.

Afghanistan vs Pakistan team news

Two two nations’ squads are listed below.

Afghanistan: Babar Azam, Ali Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Hassan Ali, Imam-Ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Rizwan, Abdullah Shafique, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman.

Pakistan: Hashmat Shahidi, Noor Ahmad, Ikram Ali Khil, Fazal Farooqi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-Ul-Haq, Reyaz Hassan, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Azmat Omarzai, Abdul Rahman, Rahmat Shah, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najib Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran.