Afghanistan Premier League, 2018
Kandahar Knights vs Pakhtia Panthers, 10th Match | KDK vs PTK WHO WILL WIN
The Big Picture
As the caravan of the 2018 Afghanistan Premier League rolls on, Kandahar Knights will square off against Paktia Panthers in what is expected to be a riveting encounter at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium.
After going down to Nangarhar Leopards (by six wickets) and Balkh Legends (by 13 runs), Kandahar Knights are yet to open their account in the Afghanistan Premier League.
Their lacklustre batting has been at the heart of the woes thus far in the tournament. While they could only post an under-par 9-139 in the first match against the Leopards’, they were unable to chase down 5-165 against Balkh Legends.
The likes of Brendon McCullum and Paul Stirling have got off to starts but haven’t really been able to convert them into substantial scores thus far which has put substantial pressure on their relatively inexperienced middle-order that boasts of players like Karim Sadiq and Karim Janat.
Skipper Asghar Afghan played a crucial knock of 45 in the last game but he’ll hope the top-order comes good against the Panthers’ allowing the likes of Kevin O’Brien and himself to consolidate in the middle overs. Their bowling unit is well led by Amir Hamza (2 wickets at 25.00) but Asghar will hope the overseas recruits in Tymal Mills deliver the goods if they are to pose a threat moving forward in the tournament.
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With two wins in three games, Pakhtia Panthers are at the numero uno spot on the points table.
Unlike their opponents, the key ingredient to their rise at the top thus far has been their impeccable batting unit which has posted scores well out of reach of their opposition in the last two games.
Their top-3 in Mohammad Shahzad (162 runs at 54.00), Inshaullah Janat (85 runs) and Cameron Delport (124 runs at 62.00) have been in imperious form while the likes of Shenwari (53 runs at 63.00) and Sikander Raza (86 runs at 86.00) have chipped in with crucial knocks down the order.
In a tournament where the majority of the bowlers have been carted around the park, the Panthers’ are well led by Isuru Udana (6 wickets at 11.00) and Ziaur Rahman (3 wickets at 11.33) and Sharafuddin Ashraf (4 wickets at 25.75) making them a team to beat in the tournament.
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Venue:- Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
When:- Saturday, October 12, 2018, 05:30 PM IST
Read on for KDH vs PTK Team News & KDH vs PTK Playing 11
Karim Janat, Waqar Salamkheil, Brendon McCullum, Waqarullah Ishaq, Sayed Shirzad, Ashish Bagai (wk), Kevin O Brien, Paul Stirling, Asghar Afghan (c), Karim Sadiq, Tymal Mills, Amir Hamza, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Naveed, Nasir Jamal, Waheedullah Shafaq
Mohammad Shahzad (c), , Sharafuddin Ashraf, Samiullah Shinwari, Rahmanullah Garbaz, Zia Ur Rahman Akbar, Tahir Adil, Isuru Udana, Inhsanullah Janat, Fazal Zazai, Yousaf Zazi, Samiullah Shinwari, Shahid Afridi, Sikandar Raza, Calum Macleod, Thisara Perera, Azmatullah Omerzai, Chris Jordan, Luke Wright, Cameron Delport
Here’s how both teams’ might line-up for KDH vs PTK:-
Wicket-Keeper:- Riki Wessels
Batsmen:- Paul Stirling, Najibullah Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Brendon McCullum
All-rounder:-Amir Hamza, Karim Janat, Nasir Jamal
Bowlers:- Sayed Shirzad, M Naveed, Karim Sadiq
Wicket-keeper :-Mohammad Shahzad
Batsmen:- Azmatullah Omerzai, Cameron Delport, Ihsanullah Janat
All-rounder:- Sikandar Raza, Shahid Afridi, Isuru Udana, Samiullah Shinwari
Bowlers:- Zia-ur-Rehman, Yousuf Zazai, Sharafuddin Ashraf
Wicket-keeper: -Mohammad Shahzad has been in outstanding form thus far in the tournament with 162 runs in three matches, while Rikki Wessels, who played his first game last night nearly took Kandahar home with a swashbuckling 23-ball-46 against Kabul. You can pick either of them in your XI.
Batsmen:- Cameron Delport (124 runs at 62.00), Asghar Afghan (100 runs at 33.33) and Insanullah (85 runs at 28.33) have been in pulsating form and are prudent picks for your fantasy XI.
All-rounder:- Sikandar Raza (86 runs at 86.00), Isuru Udana (6 wickets at 11.00) are safe bets for the all-rounder’s spot. You can also consider the likes of Karim Janat (49 runs & 3 wickets).
Bowlers:- Sayed Shirzad (5 wickets at 19.20) claimed three wickets in the last game against Kabul Zwanan. He, along with Zia-ur-Rahman (3 wickets at 11.33) and Mohammad Naveed (1-33) can spearhead the bowling department for your fantasy XI.
Captain/Vice-Captain Picks:- Sikander Raza, Ashgar Afghan, Mohammad Shahzad and Cameron Delport.
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