Emerging Asia Cup, 2nd Match: PAK-ET vs AFGH-ET - Dream11 Fantasy

ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup, 2019: Match 2, Group A, Pakistan Emerging Team vs Afghanistan Emerging Team: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Saud Shakeel has a batting average of 57.36 in List A cricket in the last 15 months.

Samiullah Shenwari
Samiullah Shenwari. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 2nd match in Group A of the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2019 will be played between Pakistan Emerging Team and Afghanistan Emerging Team at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar.

The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (3:00 AM GMT) (8:30 AM IST).


The Afghanistan Emerging team will face the Pakistan Emerging team in Group A match on Thursday at the SKIC Stadium in Cox’s Bazar. The Afghanistan team has got better of the Pakistan team in age level cricket over the last 1-2 years. They also have come close to defeating Pakistan at International cricket a couple of times recently. The Afghan team will now be led by Samiullah Shinwari, the experienced all-rounder. Saud Shakeel is named as Pakistan team’s captain due to his good batting record in the domestic circuit. The result of this match is likely to make an effect on the chances of playing the knockouts.

Weather Condition/Report:

This game between Afghanistan and Pakistan is unlikely to be affected by rain as sunny weather is forecasted for Thursday.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Sheikh Kamal International Stadium has witnessed scores between 220 and 250 regularly. Chasing 270+ won’t be that easy here. Hence teams winning the toss do prefer to bat first only aiming a 270+ total. The batting conditions are best seen in the first half only.

Average first innings score: 240 (List A matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2, Tie – 1, N/R – 1

Injury and Availability:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Pakistan Emerging Team:

Haider Ali, Saud Shakeel (C), Rohail Nazir (WK), Amad Butt, Khushdil Shah, Hasan Mohsin, Akif Javed, Mohammad Hasnain, Saif Badar, Sameen Gul, Umar Khan.

Bench – Imran Rafiq, Mohammad Mohsin, Omair Bin Yousuf, Mohammad Asad.

Afghanistan Emerging Team:

Munir Ahmad (WK), Baheer Shah, Darwish Rasooli, Samiullah Shinwari (C), Waheedullah Shafaq, Shahidullah Kamal, Azmatullah Omarzai, Tariq Stanikzai, Wafadar Momand, Abdul Wasi, Yusuf Zazai.

Bench – Shawkat Zaman, Abdul Malik, Nasir Omar, Najat Masood.

Top Picks:

Munir Ahmad has made a solid start to his List A career. In 23 innings, Munir amassed 1153 runs at an average of 64.05 by smashing four centuries and six fifties. Amad Butt has claimed 67 wickets from 47 List A matches and also scored a couple of fifties. Azmatullah Omarzai has scored 341 runs at an average of 37.88 and picked up 14 wickets across the 14 List A matches he played. Baheer Shah has struck two centuries in six List A matches he played thus far. He has scored over 2000 runs in first-class cricket at an average of 75.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Samiullah Shinwari, Saud Shakeel, Munir Ahmad

Vice-Captain – Amad Butt, Baheer Shah, Mohammad Hasnain

Saud Shakeel has a batting average of 57.36 in List A cricket in the last 15 months.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Rohail Nazir, Munir Ahmad

Batters – Haider Ali, Saud Shakeel (C), Baheer Shah (VC)

All-Rounders – Samiullah Shinwari, Amad Butt, Shahidullah Kamal

Bowlers – Mohammad Hasnain, Akif Javed, Azmatullah Omarzai

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

KeeperMunir Ahmad (C)

Batters – Baheer Shah, Darwish Rasooli, Saud Shakeel

All-Rounders – Samiullah Shinwari, Amad Butt (VC), Khushdil Shah, Shahidullah Kamal

Bowlers – Mohammad Hasnain, Sameen Gul, Azmatullah Omarzai


Expert Advice:

A lot of people have picked Rohail Nazir in the fantasy team going by the reputation. However, he hasn’t produced consistent performances at senior level yet. Hence, Munir Ahmad will be a better option due to his exceptional one-day record in wicket-keepers’ category.

Probable Winners:

Afghanistan Emerging Team is expected to edge past Pakistan team by virtue of their experience.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.