Notwithstanding their controversial build-up, Afghanistan have shown what they are capable of in the two-warm ups that they played in the lead up to the tournament.
Mohammad Nabi was named captain of the final Afghan squad on October 10 after star all-rounder Rashid Khan declined the role alleging that he was not consulted while selecting the team.
There were reports that ICC might forbid Afghanistan from participating in the showpiece event if the team decides to play under the Taliban flag amid the ongoing turmoil in the country.
Flower has worked with England and also had multiple coaching stints in various franchises and T20 leagues around the world, including IPL, CPL, PSL, and The Hundred.
With the new regime, Taliban, banning women from playing sports, Cricket Australia has already said that the one-off Test against Afghanistan will be scrapped.
Afghanistan was supposed to host Pakistan in Sri Lanka from September 3 but on Monday both the ACB and PCB mutually agreed to host the series in Pakistan.
A well-informed source in the PCB said that they had got positive signals from their counterparts in Afghanistan about the series.
He said Afghanistan's IPL players make them a competitive outfit which can certainly cause a few upsets.
The board has also effectively removed Asghar Afghan as skipper of the men's national team.