Zimbabwe Vs Afghanistan (ODI): Match preview

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 | 0

Zimbabwe Vs Afghanistan – preview

Zimbabwe Vs Afghanistan

Match Information –

Match of – Zimbabwe VS Afghanistan

Type – One day International (ODI)

Tour – Afghanistan Tour of Zimbabwe

Date – 22nd October 2015

Time – 7:30 GMT

Venue – Queens Sports Club

Place – Bulawayo

Head to Head –

Matches Played – 7

Zimbabwe – 4

Afghanistan – 3

Tie/ Abandon – 0

Zimbabwe won the last match by 6 wickets.

Possible squad –

The squads for both the teams are below –

Afghanistan –

Asghar Stanikzai(c), Amir Hamza, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Shahzad(w), Mohammad Nabi, Nawroz Mangal, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Aftab Alam, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Fareed Ahmad, Gulbadin Naib

Zimbabwe –

Elton Chigumbura(c), Sikandar Raza, Luke Jongwe, Tinashe Panyangara, Tendai Chisoro, John Nyumbu, Chris Mpofu, Richmond Mutumbami(w), Malcolm Waller, Taurai Muzarabani, Graeme Cremer, Chamu Chibhabha, Wellington Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Brian Chari

Preview –

Afghanistan is a new team in cricket but they have shown a good amount of incensement in capabilities in only last few years. Now, they are strong enough to pose a threat to any other team out there. They are playing quite well in this series as they managed to beat Zimbabwe once already in the 3 matches that they played. Of course, they couldn’t take the lead I the series nor dominate the matches but they showed that they can win if they can give their vest effort.

Zimbabwe is not only more experienced team out of these two teams but they also have the added home advantage in this match. Recently, they played really good cricket and they are continuing that. They played well in the world cup, gave India a run for their wins and in all other recent matches. They are ahead in the series by 2-1 and they are showing comfort in winning matches against Afghanistan which comes as no surprise. They will be the favorites for winning this match as well and if they can keep their level high then this will be another easy match to win for them.

Prediction –

We predict that Zimbabwe will win this match.

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug

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