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Pakistan to play Afghanistan in first-ever World Cup match

Lahore, June 28, 2019: Pakistan will be taking on Afghanistan in their first-ever meeting in a World Cup on Saturday (tomorrow) at Headingley, England.

Never before both the teams have met in any World Cup as it is the first time that war-torn Afghanistan has qualified for the mega event.

Pakistan team is left with no choice but to win this match in order to rekindle their hopes for a semi-final qualification. Afghanistan gave a big scare to Pakistan by beating them in a warm-up match of the World Cup.

Afghan team put up a determined fight against India in a World Cup match to prove that it is gradually on the way to blend into a winning combination in years to come. Afghan team has so far played seven matches of the World Cup and lost all.

Pakistan Team:

Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq. Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Muhammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Waseem, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Aamir, Hassan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Muhammad Hasnain.

Afghanistan Team:

Gulbadin Naib (c), Aftab Alam, Asghar Afghan, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazrat Zazal, Ikram Ali Khil, Muhammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Noor ALi Zadran, Rehmat Shah and Rashid Khan.

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