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Headingley Pitch Report: Pakistan vs Afghanistan Can be Another Low-Scoring Affair

Cricketnext Staff |June 29, 2019, 7:45 AM IST
Headingley Pitch Report: Pakistan vs Afghanistan Can be Another Low-Scoring Affair

Pakistan will take on Afghanistan on Saturday (June 29) at Headingley in Leeds. This will be only the second 2019 World Cup encounter that will be played at this venue.

The first game here was played between England and Sri Lanka which turned out to be a low-scoring thriller. The Islanders only managed 232 for 9 in their 50 overs, but were able to defend it against a formidable England batting unit.

Talking about this match, Pakistan are still in the hunt but will have to win both of their remaining games to keep their hopes alive. Meanwhile, Afghanistan are yet to win a game in this event.

It's expected to be sunny and that might ease out the green surface. Bowlers however will find decent movement in the morning with the new ball.

Historically, results have favoured the side chasing rather than setting a target. In the 42 ODIs hosted by the venue, teams batting first have won 17 times, while teams batting second have won the contest 24 times.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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