The second game of Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019 will see Afghanistan taking on Zimbabwe at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on Saturday.
Afghanistan recently played a One-Off test against Bangladesh and they won the 5day game by a heavy margin of 224 runs. We hope Afghanistan would carry on with the same momentum in the Tri-Series and write a whole new history in their record list.
Afghanistan is currently on a winning streak of 10 matches in the T20I format. This is the 2nd longest winning streak for any team. Let me tell you, no other team has won 10 consecutive T20I matches in Men’s cricket.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe would first play against Bangladesh in this series today before squaring off against Afghanistan. We must not forget that Zimbabwe crushed down Bangladesh by 7 wickets in a T20 Practice match on Wednesday.
The match is set to begin at 6:00 PM IST.
AFGH vs ZIM, 2nd T20, Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019
Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka
14th Sept 2019, 6:00 PM IST
AFGH: W, W, W, W, W
ZIM: L, W, L, W, W
The Dhaka Pitch offers a lot of assistance to the batsmen. Spinners will too have an advantage of the dry wicket. According to the weather forecast, there are heavy chances of rain like last time out
Afghanistan Team News:
Zimbabwe Team News:
Rashid Khan (C), Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Hazratullah Zazai, Najeeb Tarakai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Najib Zadran, Shahidullah Kamal, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fazal Niazai, Dawlat Zadran and Naveen ul Haq.
Hamilton Masakadza (c), Timycen Maruma, Regis Chakabva, Richmond Mutumbami, Sean Williams, Tendai Chatara, Brendan Taylor, Neville Madziva, Christopher Mpofu, Ainsley Ndlovu, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl, Tony Munyonga, Kyle Jarvis.
Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Girbaz (wk), Rashid Khan (c), Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman,Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi
Neville Madziva, Brendan Taylor (wk), Hamilton Masakadza (c), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Tinotenda Mutombodzi,Ryan Burl, Kyle Jarvis, Richmond Mutumbami, Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chatara
No.1 T20 Bowler Rashi Khan bagged 11 wickets in the test match just before this series. He has 261 wickets in 179 T20 matches.
M Nabi has been lethal with the ball playing with Kent Spitfires and has a couple of wickets to his name. Also, he has scored some valuable runs and is one of the finest All-rounder Afghanistan has ever produced.
Although, H Zazai failed in the World Cup. but you must not forget that he smashed 162* in one win against Ireland.
K Jarvis babbged two wickets last time out and in total, he has five wickets from two games. He can be effective again.
R Burn shamshed 30 runs in one over to reach 57* last time out. He even got a wicket. He has a batting strike rate of 131.70.
B Taylor was impressive in the warm-up game as he smashed a half-century. Playing 150 T20 games, he has one hundred and 23 fifties to his name at a strike rate of 120.