Pakistan will face Afghanistan in match no.36, ICC World Cup 2019 at Headingley, Leeds. Pakistan will be looking for another win after their consecutive triumphs over South Africa and New Zealand. After enduring difficult times in last week, Pakistan finally seems to wake up from the hiatus and looking to ensure their semi-final berth.

Pakistan Vs Afghanistan Match Preview: Pakistan looking to continue their winning streak

It’s easy to surmise that Pakistan will be looking for another win and considering their recent form this match should be an easy win for them. Afghanistan already out from the tournament and they have basically nothing to lose from the match.


Pakistan‘s resurgence process continues after their two convincing wins over South Africa and New Zealand after a tumultuous week. Pakistan‘s batting lineup also returns in the form which was a massive worry for them. Their confidence is now much higher and they’re ready to give their all to earn a victory. Pakistan is currently sitting on the 6th place in point table with 7 points. It is expected that they will easily beat Afghanistan as South Asian minnows are already out from the tournament and failed to earn a single point so far.

Pakistan batting lineup gets back in form just in time.


The only team in the World Cup yet to win a single game and yet to earn a single point. Afghanistan‘s campaign is a literally absolute failure in the World Cup. Although they did some fight against India and Bangladesh due to their impressive off-spin quality, it’s not enough for them to challenge a team like Pakistan.

Pitch Condition

The pitch of the Headingley is totally flat and it heavily supports batsmen. If Pakistan bats first, there’s a big chance we might witness 300 plus score. Afghan batsmen could also take advantage of this flatty pitch. To learn more about this field visit the link below –

Headingley, Leeds Field Report


Headingley, Leeds

Weather Condition

The weather condition is not bad. Weather forecasts say the weather looks good and there are very little chances of rain.

Likely XI

Pakistan –

  • Imam Ul Haq,
  • Fakhar Zaman,
  • Babar Azam,
  • Mohammed Hafeez,
  • Haris Sohail,
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed(c,wk),
  • Imad Wasim,
  • Shadab Khan,
  • Wahab Riaz,
  • Mohammed Amir,
  • Shaheen Afridi

Afghanistan –

  • Gulbadin Naib(c),
  • Rahmat Shah,
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi,
  • Asghar Afghan,
  • Mohammed Naib,
  • Samiullah Shenwari,
  • Ikram Ali Khil(wk),
  • Najibullah Zadran,
  • Rashid Khan,
  • Dawlat Zadran,
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Injury Update

Both teams has no injury issues at all.

Match Prediction

Pakistan was enduring a very tough time before the match versus South Africa. But, they reawakened just in time and beat South Africa and then New Zealand who were unbeaten before the game against Pakistan. Pakistan’s batting performance also improved which was a deep concern for them. It’s pretty much expected they will keep their winning streak against gutless Afghanistan who is yet to earn a single point in this tournament.

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Sports Prediction

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