The cricket rivalry between teams are pretty known, be it Australia-England or India-Pakistan. The new addition in the list is Pakistan and Afghanistan. Due to increasing political tension between the two countries, the rivalry has also been increasing with time. Though Pakistan helped Afghanistan in their cricket earlier, the things suddenly changed when India helped Afghanistan in cricketing front which made the relation bitter between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
In the ongoing match between Pakistan and Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup in Leeds, Afghanistan and Pakistan fans were seen fighting outside the stadium. However, it was stopped before anyone’s serious injury.
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) June 29, 2019
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 29, 2019
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Pakistan need to win the game against Afghanistan to keep their hope of qualification for the semifinals alive. They have won their last two games and have a little chance of qualifying. They beat South Africa and New Zealand respectively and bounced back pretty well in the tournament. They will surely try to keep their winning momentum on.
On the other hand, Afghanistan, have already knocked out of the tournament with seven defeats. Though they nearly pulled off the game against India, they will also try to end the tournament on a good note. If they managed to make an upset today, Pakistan’s qualification for the semifinals will become difficult.