Afghanistan will be hoping to stand tall to Pakistan’s bowling attack as they face off an experienced Twenty20 international team in Sharjah.
The Afghan team succeeded in qualifying for the World Cup Twenty20 scheduled to take place in Bangladesh next March and the game against Pakistan will be seen as an opportunity to assess the depth of their squad against a world class opposition.
This is the first clash in the shortest format between the two neighbours, who played a One-Day International at the same venue last year.
Pakistan is likely to include hard hitting left-handed opening batsman Sharjeel Khan, the Hyderabad player who has been a revelation this season.
Captain Mohammad Hafeez is keen on giving his team a proper run before the world event and thus the Afghanistan night match will be an ideal opportunity.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 8th, 2013.
Like Sports on Facebook, follow @ETribuneSports on Twitter to stay informed and join in the conversation.
Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
For more information, please see our Comments FAQ