Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Weather Update in Leeds today: Full game expected with very little chance of rain

Pakistan need to beat Afghanistan to keep their hopes alive for the semi-finals spot at World Cup 2019 and seems like weather will grant them the full opportunity.

FirstCricket Staff, Jun 29, 2019 08:19:39 IST

Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Leeds weather update, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan were on the verge of elimination from the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after three defeats and a washout but a lot has changed for them after the last two matches.

Recent wins against South Africa and New Zealand have put them back into the contention for the semi-finals spot. The turnaround in their fortune has only been strengthened further due to consecutive defeats of hosts England.

Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Weather Update in Leeds today: Full game expected with very little chance of rain

File image of Pakistan cricket team. AP

But Sarfaraz Ahmed and Co know it very well that job is far from done. They have two games left against Afghanistan and Bangladesh and victories in the upcoming matches will only brighten their prospect for semi-finals spot.

First in the line are Afghanistan, who they take on at the Headingley on 29 June in Leeds.

Pakistan would be heading into the match with supreme confidence after bringing the unbeaten campaign of New Zealand to an end in their previous match.

While the bowlers and especially Shaheen Afridi, who took three wickets, shone with the ball for the former champions. It was Babar Azam who led the successful chase with his sublime hundred.

The 1992 World Cup winners would expect their best players to step up once again against Afghanistan as they look to repeat the heroics of Imran Khan's side.

On the other hand, Afghanistan sit at the bottom of the points table having already been eliminated from the tournament Yet, they cannot be taken lightly as a wounded Afghan side now fight for pride and that can always be a dangerous prospect.

As far as the weather forecast is concerned for Leeds, Accuweather says that we will have a maximum temperature of 28 degree Celsius while a minimum of 14. There's forecast of very little rain with chances of precipitation pegged at 18 percent, however, 'periods of clouds and sun' are expected on Saturday in Leeds.

This is the second game at Headingley. The first one was a thriller between England and Sri Lanka. So, we can hope for another low-score thriller.

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Updated Date: Jun 29, 2019 08:19:39 IST

World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0

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
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
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
6 Pakistan 4756 97
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
6 New Zealand 4056 254