Afghanistan National Cricket Team will face Pakistan on Friday in an ODI match ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
The match will kick off at 2pm Kabul time.
Pakistan will be desperate to get back to winning ways after losing their last nine games, while Afghanistan would be hoping to upset their Asian rivals and get some confidence going into the mega event.
Pakistan have been in terrible form in limited-overs cricket of late. Having being whitewashed in two back-to-back ODI series, they would be looking to fix their issues in the two warm-up matches.
Afghanistan are widely considered to be the dark horses in their second World Cup appearance. The Asian outfit has the knack of surprising cricket fans with some thrilling performances, and the players would be hoping to pull off more of the same in England.
Gulbadin Naib has been appointed Afghanistan’s new ODI captain in place of Asghar Afghan.
Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shehzad and Asghar Afghan will be crucial in the batting lineup, while the skipper will lead the bowling attack along with Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi.