#PakvsAfg: A Look At The Possible Playing XI

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#PakvsAfg T20 series is all set to begin today in UAE. The green shirts have rested some of their top players and hence, they will enter the contest with plenty of new faces. So, here is a look at Pakistan’s possible playing XI for the opening encounter of the three-match series which was finalized after Australia decided not to tour Afghanistan because of their government’s policy of not allowing women to play the sport.

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Saim Ayub, Mohd. Haris, Shan Masood, Abdullah Shafique, Iftikhar Ahmed and Azam Khan are likely to be part of Pakistan’s batting line for the first match of the rubber. It is worth mentioning here that all of them will be looking to consolidate their position in the country’s T20 squad and therefore, there is no doubt that Pakistan’s batting line will be under pressure from the word go.

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Skipper Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim (who is making a comeback following a brilliant PSL season) are expected to lead the spin-bowling department as well as shoulder responsibilities in the lower-order.

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Bowlers

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In absence of Shaheen Shah and Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah is expected to lead the fast-bowling attack alongside two debutants that is Zaman Khan and Ihsanullah. 

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Possible XI

Saim Ayub, Mohd. Haris, Abdullah Shafique, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan (c), Imad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Zaman Khan and Ihsanullah.