After an 8 wickets thrashing at the hands of India, Pakistan will look to bounce back when they take on an in-form Afghanistan in their first match of Super Four of Asia Cup 2018 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Pakistan began their campaign with an 8 wickets win over Hong Kong but against India, they couldn't put up a fight and looked ordinary in both batting and bowling. On the other hand, Afghanistan is high on confidence after two back to back big wins in the group stage. They beat Sri Lanka by 91 runs and Bangladesh by 136 runs. And will be eager to repeat the same performance against Pakistan as well.
All the major stats and facts all you need to know as Pakistan take on Afghanistan in the second match of Super Four :
2 - Pakistan and Afghanistan have faced each other two times in ODIs and both times Pakistan won.
3 - Mohammad Amir has taken only 3 wickets in 9 ODIs he played this year. He averages 87 with the ball this year.
15.71 - Sarfraz Ahmed's batting average since Champions Trophy 2017. Since then he has scored only 110 runs at this average in 10 ODI innings.
50 - This ODI will be Rashid Khan's 50th ODI of career - He will become the 7th Afghanistani player to appear in 50 or more ODIs.
98.42 - Fakhar Zaman's batting average in ODIs this year - the second highest this year after Virat Kohli (124).