Afghanistan field against Pakistan in cricket Asia Cup
Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi pictured during an ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match in Colombo on September 19, 2012 - by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi
Title holders Pakistan brought in all-rounder Anwar Ali in place of Bilawal Bhatti as the only change from the side which lost the opening match against Sri Lanka by 12 runs on Tuesday.
This is the first time Afghanistan have played in the competition. They lost the only one-day international they played against Pakistan, in Sharjah in February 2012.
Five-time Asian champions India beat Bangladesh by six wickets in the second match on Wednesday.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul Haq (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Anwar Ali.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi(capt), Mohammad Shehzad, Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Merwais Ashraf, Samiullah Shinwari, Dawlat Zadran, Shahpur Zadran, Amir Hamza, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Zardan.
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZL) and Johan Cloete (RSA)
TV umpire: C.K. Nandan (IND)
Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)