AFG vs ZIM Fantasy Prediction: Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 1st T20I – 17 March (Abu Dhabi). Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, and Sean Williams will be the best fantasy picks for this game.
Afghanistan will take on Zimbabwe in the 1st T20I match of the three-match T20I series. All the games will be played at the Zayed Cricket Ground in Abu Dhabi.
Afghanistan will miss out on some of their key players due to visa issues in this game. Rashid Khan & Mohammad Nabi are their icon players, whereas Gurbaz, Naveen, and Najibullah will also play a vital role in this series. Zimbabwe will rely on Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza in the series, whereas Brandon Taylor is not in the squad.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the IPL 2020 games played here was 161 runs.
Total Games Played: 21; Bat 1st Won: 8; Bat 2nd Won: 13
We can expect clear weather throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Afghanistan – Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Usman Ghani, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Naveen ul Haq, Amir Hamza.
Zimbabwe – Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Kevin Kasuza, Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza, Richmond Mutumbani, Blessing Muzarabani, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava.
Three Match T20I Series
Match: Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe First T20I Match
Date and Time: 17 March, Wednesday – 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Zayed Cricket Ground, Abu Dhabi.
Where to Watch: Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Usman Ghani, Hashmatullah Shahidi, and Asghar Afghan
Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Kevin Kasuza, Sean Williams, and Wesley Madhevere
Death Over Specialists
- Naveen ul Haq and Rashid Khan
- Blessing Muzarabani and Donald Tiripano
AFG vs ZIM Fantasy Wicket-Keepers
Rahmanullah Gurbaz will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Gurbaz has scored 332 T20I runs at an average of 33.20, whereas his strike-rate has been 140.67. He is a young, aggressive opener.
AFG vs ZIM Fantasy Batsmen
Najibullah Zadran and Asghar Afghan will be our batsmen from Afghanistan. Zadran has scored 976 T20I runs at an average of 31.48, whereas Afghan has scored 1248 T20I runs in his career. Both of them are experienced individuals, and Zadran has a strike-rate of 140.63.
Tinashe Kamunhukamwe will be our batsman from Zimbabwe. Kamunhukamwe is helpful in managing credits, whereas he can open the innings in this game.
AFG vs ZIM Fantasy All-Rounders
Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza will be our all-rounders from Zimbabwe. Williams has scored 882 T20I runs at an average of 23.83, whereas he has scalped 32 wickets in bowling. Raza bowled brilliantly in CPL 2020, whereas he has scored 442 T20I runs with 12 wickets in bowling.
Mohammad Nabi will be our all-rounder from Afghanistan. Nabi has scored 1347 T20I runs, whereas he has scalped 69 wickets. He is a T20 veteran and plays T20 cricket around the globe.
AFG vs ZIM Fantasy Bowlers
From Afghanistan, the duo of Rashid Khan and Naveen ul Haq will make it into our team. Rashid has scalped 89 T20I wickets at an economy of 6.14, whereas Naveen has 10 T20I scalps in five games. Both of them are brilliant bowlers.
Blessing Muzarabani and Wellington Masakadaza will be our bowlers from Zimbabwe. Muzarabani has scalped 14 T20I wickets, whereas Masakadza has scalped 32. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: Afghanistan are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza
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