ABOUT THE MATCH
Afghanistan overcame the elements that separated them from a remarkable Test victory over Bangladesh and one of cricket’s great heartbreaks. Zimbabwe’s previous international assignment came in Ireland where they played three ODIs and as many T20Is against the hosts.
And since the pitch is expected to remain good for batting throughout the duration of the game, the team that wins the toss here will probably prefer to chase.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
150 is the average first innings score at this ground in T20 internationals. Spinners are likely to perform better in these conditions than fast bowlers.
Top Order Analysis:
Middle Order Analysis:
Top Order and Middle Order Analysis:
Top bowlers Analysis:
- The ICC World Cup 2019 has been a rude shock for the Afghanistan side. They have improved dramatically in the test series against Bangladesh, but they have a very long way to go before they can be considered a consistent, world-class team in all conditions.
- This learning curve is very similar to what a lot of other senior teams have gone through before them.
- The biggest let down for Afghanistan has been its batting.
- Among the bowling, Afghanistan must hope that the pitch is going to help the spinners.
|Top 3 batsman Afghanistan||Top 3 Middle Order Afghanistan||Top 3 Bowler Afghanistan|
|Asghar Afghan||M Nabi||R Khan|
|H Zazai||G Naib||Mujeeb UR Rahman|
|N Tarkai||R Gurbaz||S Ashraf|
- Zimbabwe is struggling big time in the shortest format of the game and has lost 12 out of their last 14 T20 internationals.
- After suffering a 0-2 whitewash at the hands of the Proteas in South Africa last year in October, they lost 0-1 to the Netherlands at Rotterdam in June before drawing the two-match T20I series against Ireland at Bready in July.
- Zimbabwe put up an impressive batting performance in their convincing eight-wicket win last time out, chasing Ireland’s 171 with 20 balls to spare
|Top 3 batsman Zimbabwe||Top 3 Middle Order Zimbabwe||Top 3 Bowler Zimbabwe|
|Brendan Taylor||Sean Williams||Chris Mpofu|
|Hamilton Masakadza||Timycen Maruma||Tendai Chatara|
|Craig Ervine||Ryan Burl||Neville Madziva|
Probable Winning Team:
Afghanistan has won their last ten T20 internationals and there is nothing about this Zimbabwe side to suggest they will be the team to end that streak.
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