First #PAKvsAFG ODI is scheduled for tomorrow and so, here is a look at the playing XI that #BabarAzam is likely to field during the inaugural game of the three-match series following which the men in green have to participate in the #AsiaCup2023.
Top 5 That #BabarAzam Is Likely To Field During The #PAKvsAFG ODI
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohd. Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed are likely to constitute the country’s top five. Rizwan however, might bat at the number five position instead of four i.e. if Pakistan decide to try Iftikhar Ahmed at the crucial number four position. Pakistan might also give Saud Shakeel a chance in the middle-order however, such a move seems more likely later in the series and not during the first ODI of the series. Similarly, the probability of Mohd. Haris also seems likely but at some point later in the series.
All-rounders And Spinners
Shadab Khan and Mohd. Nawaz are likely to lead Pakistan’s spin bowling attack. They are also likely to serve as all-rounders in the lower-order and/or during the death overs. Nevertheless, Pakistan might rest Nawaz and play Usama Mir instead i.e. if they plan to test Mir ahead of #AsiaCup23.
Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah are all set to lead the country’s pace attack again with the new ball while Haris Rauf is almost certain to be the third seamer in the side.