United Arab Emirates vs Afghanistan Match Preview
Match 6, Super Sixes World Cup Qualifiers
United Arab Emirates are up against Afghanistan in the match 6 of World Cup Qualifiers Super Sixes at Old Hararians Sports Club in Harare. Afghanistan, one of the two new ICC Full Members along with Ireland in the competition, are second from the bottom in Super Sixes points table while their opponent are last on the table.
Afghanistan have been the shock performers of the competition so far and would come out once again to stay afloat. On the other hand, it is curtains for United Arab Emirates who were eyeing their third ICC Cricket World Cup but are reeling at the bottom of Super Six table.
Going by the current form, Afghanistan look a better side with two wins on the trot, whereas United Arab Emirates have lost their last two games. However, the latter will do everything to spoil Afghanistan’s chances of World Cup qualification.
Date and time: 20 March, 01:00 PM IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
The regular skipper Asghar Stanikzai returns to the squad. He has been included in the place of Afsar Zazai, who has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury.
Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Javed Ahmadi, Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Rashid Khan, Asghar Stanikzai (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Mohammad Shahzad(w), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan(c), Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Asghar Stanikzai, Ihsanullah Janat, Nasir Jamal, Shapoor Zadran, Afsar Zazai
As of now, there are no reports of any injuries in the squad. However, there could be a few changes after losses in last two games.
Ahmed Raza, Chirag Suri, Mohammad Naveed, Rohan Mustafa (c), Shaiman Anwar, Imran Haider, Adnan Mufti, Zahoor Khan, Muhammad Usman, Ashfaq Ahmed, Mohammad Boota (wk)
Ashfaq Ahmed, Chirag Suri, Ghulam Shabber (w), Rohan Mustafa(c), Shaiman Anwar, Muhammad Usman, Adnan Mufti, Ahmed Raza, Mohammad Naveed, Amir Hayat, Imran Haider, Qadeer Ahmed, Mohammad Boota, Zahoor Khan, Rameez Shahzad
Afghanistan: Rahmat Shah is Afghanistan’s most consistent batsman with scores of 69, 11, 46 and 68. Mujeeb Ur Rahman picked up three wickets against West Indies, while Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan are others who have had success with the ball.
United Arab Emirates: Skipper Rohan Mustafa already has one five-wicket haul and one four-for in the tournament, to go with one 50+ score. Mohammad Usman showed a good application with the bat in the last match, scoring 80 runs.
In a must-win game, Afghanistan would try to give it all to stay on the hunt while out-of-contention United Arab Emirates will try to end their campaign on a high. Afghanistan will start as favourites.
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