World Cup 2019: Pakistan to face Afghanistan in warm-up match today

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World Cup 2019: Pakistan opt to bat against Afghanistan in warm-up match

BRISTOL: Pakistan will play their first warm-up match of World Cup 2019 against Afghanistan at the Bristol County Ground today.
Pakistan come into the match after a series rout at the hands of England, which saw England claiming a 4-0 series win. Meanwhile, Afghanistan come into the game after victories against Scotland and Ireland.
For Pakistan this will be a chance to get back to their winning ways after losing their last nine games, while Afghanistan would be hoping to upset the men in green and get some confidence going into the mega event.
For the Sarfaraz-XI, their bowling remains the main concern with Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir’s late selection raised some concern.
The match between Pakistan and Afghanistan will begin at 2:30pm Pakistan Standard Time.
Squads
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper), Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz
Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (captain), Mohammad Shahzad (wicketkeeper), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman

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