AFG vs ZIM Fantasy Prediction: Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe – 2 March 2021 (Abu Dhabi). Rashid Khan will miss this game due to a finger injury.
Afghanistan will take on Zimbabwe in the first test of the two-match test series. The match will be played at the Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Both teams have not played much of red-ball cricket, and this is an important series for both of them. Rahmat Shah has been Afghanistan’s best batsman, whereas Zahir Khan will lead the bowling attack of the side. Zimbabwe also have fresh faces in their ranks.
Pitch Report – The average 1st innings score at this ground is 363 runs, whereas the 4th innings score is 148 runs. Both teams would want to bat first, and the spinners will enjoy bowling later on.
Match Details :
Time:- 11.30 AM, Live on Fancode Stadium: Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Afghanistan – Javed Ahmadi, Ibrahim Zadran, Munir Ahmad, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Afsar Zazai, Wafadar Momand, Zia Akbar, Zahir Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai.
Zimbabwe – Prince Masvaure, Kevin Kasuza, Sean Williams, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Brandon Mavuta, Blessing Muzarabani.
AFG vs ZIM: Key Players of the Game
Afghanistan Top-4 Picks:-
Rahmat Shah:- Shah has scored 298 test runs at an average of 37.25, whereas he is also the highest run-scorer of the side.
Asghar Afghan:- Afghan has scored 249 test runs at an average of 35.57, whereas he has also scored three half-centuries. He is the 2nd highest run-scorer of the side.
Zahir Khan:- Khan has scalped five wickets in just a couple of test games, whereas he has an impressive average of 31.60.
Yamin Ahmadzai:- Yamin is the 2nd highest wicket-taker of Afghanistan in tests, and he has scalped ten wickets in four games.
Zimbabwe Top-3 Picks:-
Sikandar Raza:- Raza has scored 1037 test runs at an average of 34.56, whereas he has scalped 32 wickets in bowling.
Sean Williams:- Williams has scored 770 test runs at an average of 33.57, whereas he has scalped 19 wickets in bowling.
Kevin Kasuza:- Kasuza scored a century in the warm-up game, whereas he has scored three half-centuries in his last five domestic games.
AFG vs ZIM Final Fantasy Team:-
WK: Munir Ahmad.
Batsmen: Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Wesley Madhevere, Kevin Kasuza.
All-Rounders: Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams.
Bowlers: Zahir Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai, Ziaur Rahman-Akbar, Blessing Muzarabani.
Match Prediction: Afghanistan will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Rahmat Shah and Asghar Afghan
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.