Afghanistan bats in first-ever Pakistan T20
In this file photo, Afghan cricketers celebrate after dismissing an England's batsman during an ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match, at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, on September 21, 2012
Afghanistan included paceman Hamid Hasan who gained full fitness before the match.
Pakista are without their ace spinner Saeed Ajmal who opted to rest back home and his place was taken by left-armer Zulfiqar Babar.
Pakistan gave Twenty20 debut to 24-year-old left-handed opener Sharjeel Khan.
Pakistan: Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Amin, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Bilwal Bhatti, Sohail Tanvir, Zulfiqar Babar, Junaid Khan.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (capt), Mohammad Shehzad, Nowroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Merwais Ashraf, Hamid Hassan, Samiulah Shinwari, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Najeebullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib.
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (PAK) and Shozab Raza (PAK)
TV umpire: Zameer Haider (PAK)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)