Pakistan will take on Afghanistan in the 4th match of Super 4’s on 7th September 2022 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Men in Green will now fancy their chances to defeat the Afghan side as they look forward to making the finals.
Talking about previous performances, Team Pakistan is coming off after defeating arch-rival India in their last game, while Afghanistan lost their recent match to Sri Lanka by 4 wickets. It is pertinent to mention that the upcoming clash holds a Do-or-Die situation for the young Afghan side because defeat would throw them out of this event.
In contrast, Baber-led Pakistan is flying high in terms of its performances in recent matches. Despite losing 2nd match against India, the team counterattacked even stronger and defeated the same opposition with a massive wickets margin. Now, Green Caps are required to win only 1 out of 2 games left to make it to the Finals.
Pakistan vs Afghanistan Pitch Report – Asia Cup 2022
Dubai Cricket Stadium has turned out to be a graveyard for Bowlers as all the previous matches played there were high-scoring. Cricket experts are predicting another high-chase clash between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The first outlook of the surface shows it has no grass or moisture, which indicates Pacers will get nothing out of it. However, Spinners would get aid in terms of extra flight and turn.
With an average score of 160-170 runs, Dubai playing conditions are suitable for batters. But, powerplay overs could be crucial as, during that phase, pacers will get a bit of swing and bounce with a new bowl, and it could disturb batsmen or may result in loss of wickets. Nevertheless, both sides have top-notch pace attackers, and it would be a tough competition.
Pakistan vs Afghanistan Toss Prediction – Asia Cup 2022
We have witnessed in the past games that a toss-winning skipper always decided to bowl first because the Dew Factor always aids the batting second side. So, the scenario will not change as both skippers would like to go bowling 1st if they won the toss. According to cricket analysts, it would be necessary for the batting first team to post any target above 190 runs if they want to make this competition frightful.
Weather Conditions at Dubai Cricket Stadium will remain Hot and Humid during the match timings. The temperature will hover around 35 to 40 Degree Celsius. So, fans can expect some drink breaks and injuries throughout both innings. Nevertheless, the snapping Dubai heat won’t have a bearing on this high-voltage match.