AFG vs ZIM | 1st T20i Match Team and Analysis | 17-03-2021 15:30 |1|1

 Afghanistan v Zimbabwe in UAE, 2021 Match Prediction 

 Match:   AFG vs ZIM Fantasy Team Prediction  
 Time:   17 March, 03:30 PM (IST)  

 Series::  Afghanistan v Zimbabwe in UAE, 2021  
 Venue:   Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. 


 Head to Head Stats 

Matches Played       09
AFG Won                 08
ZIM Won                  01

No Result                 00
Tie                            00


Recent Form: 

AFG: L W W L L
ZIM: L L L L L


 Info: 

  • There was very little to choose between the sides in the Test series but we expect a far more one-sided affair in the T20I games with Afghanistan coming out on top. Zimbabwe is currently ranked in 12th place with Afghanistan level alongside West Indies in 8th and only marginally behind Bangladesh in 7th.
  • In Rashid Khan, Afghanistan have the world’s number 1 ranked bowler in the T20I format so it will be interesting to see how Zimbabwe approaches his bowling and that of his Afghan teammates. Not that they are a one-man team, they also have the world’s number 1 ranked all-rounder in Mohammad Nabi!
  • For Zimbabwe, once again the burden of responsibility will fall upon captain Sean Williams who hit a century in both Tests.
  • Five players, including Gulbadin Naib and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, are doubtful for the series opener due to visa issues. It remains to be seen if the problem is resolved on time.
  • Zimbabwe have added Faraz Akram, Milton Shumba and Tinashe Kamunhukamwe to the 15-man list that featured in the Test to make-up their T20I squad.
 Live Streaming
The match can be watched live on Free Sports UK in the UK Freeview Channel 64, Virgin Media Channel 553, Sky Channel 422, TalkTalk TV Channel 64, and BT TV Channel 64.
 TV Channels
Fans in India can stream the match on the FanCode app.
 Toss Prediction
Asghar Afghan won both tosses in the Test series and chose to bat first each time. We expect Afghan or Williams to choose to field first if the coin flips in their favour.


 Weather & Pitch Report
β›… Weather:
The temperature will be down from the earlier high of 31 but will still be near 28 when the game gets underway.
🏟️ Pitch:
This will be the first T20I at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi since the UAE beat Canada by 14 runs in October 2019. Ireland are the only team to have hit 200+ at the ground and we expect that record to remain.

 Team NEWS: 

 AFGHANISTAN Team News: 
There will be some familiar names in the Afghanistan team including many from the recent Test series. Look out for wicketkeeper-batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz who has already played 10 T20Is and hit a century on his ODI debut earlier this year.

 ZIMBABWE Team News: 
In spite of losing the second Test and an inferior record in T20Is, Zimbabwe do have useful players who will be keen to show off their skills with and against the white ball. None more so than Wesley Madhevere who made his Test debut in the series with Afghanistan and returned numbers of zero runs, two golden ducks and a further duck across his three innings.
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 AFG 

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk),

Usman Ghani,
Karim Janat,
Hashmatullah Shahidi,
Najib Zadran,
Asghar Afghan,
Mohammad Nabi,
Sharafuddin Ashraf,
Rashid Khan,
Hamza Hotak,
Naveen Ul-Haq.
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 ZIM 

Prince Masvaure,
Kevin Kasuza,
Sean Williams (c),
Regis Chakabva (wk),
Sikandar Raza,
Wesley Madhevere,
Wellington Masakadza,
Ryan Burl,
Victor Nyauchi,
Blessing Muzarabani,
Donald Tripano.
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 Match Finished. 

 Players H2H Battle: 

Ryan Burl Against R Khan
22 balls 26 runs 03 out
Ryan Burl Against M Nabi
11 balls 09 runs 00 out

Regis Chakabva Against R Khan

13 balls 19 runs 00 out
Regis Chakabva Against M Nabi
09 balls 13 runs 00 out
R Gurbaz against S Williams 
18 balls 17 runs 02 out
M Nabi against R Burl
13 balls 21 runs 00 out
M Nabi against Blessing Muzarbani
17 balls 354 runs 00 out


 AFG Key Players:

 Asghar Afghan: 
The captain made a century in the first innings of the final Test which set Afghanistan on their way to victory. He doesn’t have the best individual numbers in T20I cricket but will have good memories of the surroundings from last week. 


 Mohammad Nabi: 
Leading the rankings in the format for all-rounders, Nabi has clocked up 78 T20Is taking 69 wickets with the highest score of 89. He is over 36 years of age, but as Chris Gayle has recently proved, that is just a number in T20I cricket.

 Rashid Khan: 
The world’s number 1 T20I bowler will be relishing bowling 4 overs in the first game after sending down  99.2 overs across the second Test, a record for this century. His best figures of 5-3 came against Ireland in March 2017.


 ZIM Key Players: 

 Sean Williams:
Captain, Player of the Series and the only player to look at ease in both Tests, Williams comes into this series with his reputation enhanced in the long format and with a great platform to gain further attention. 


 Sikandar Raza:
The only other Zimbabwe player to bat with any consistency across the Test series. Raza has bags of experience and offers good skills with the bat and the ball with his off-breaks.

 Donald Tiripano:
Always considered as a bowler who could bat a little bit, Tiripano almost made three figures in international cricket for the first time before being dismissed for 95 on Sunday. He will be a reliable performer with bat and ball if given the opportunity.


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 Team Forms: 

 AFG Team Form: 
Unbeaten in series since 2017 but that may not count for a great deal considering they haven’t played a T20I since March 2020.

 ZIM Team Form: 
The biggest obstacle for Zimbabwe has been lack of games over recent years, but not returning a win and being heavily beaten in recent T20I series against Bangladesh and Pakistan gave a realistic assessment of their current level.

 SQUAD: 
 Afghanistan: 

Asghar Afghan (C), Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Afsar Zazai (WK), Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najib Zadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Amir Hamza Hotak, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Naveen ul Haq & Farid Malik.

 Zimbabwe: 

Prince Masvaure, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams(c), Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Milton Shumba, Regis Chakabva(w), Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richmond Mutumbami, Kevin Kasuza, Tarisai Musakanda, Victor Nyauchi, Brandon Mavuta, Richard Ngarava, Faraz Akram.

Watch Team Guide Section for Stats & Player Forms etc.



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 Head to Head  -Last 3 Years: 

Matches Played:      04
AFG WON:             03
ZIM WON:              01

 Top Run Scorer in Last 5 Matches: 

 AFG:  Rahmanullah Gurbaz 
203 Runs with 40.60 Average

 ZIM:  Wesley Madhevere 
107 Run with 26.75 Average


 Top Wicket Taker in Last 5 Matches: 

 AFG:  Rashid Khan 
08 Wkts, Average 15.88

 ZIM:  Blessings Muzarabani 
04 Wkts, Average 18


+ Ground and Pitch info about
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

 Last T20 Matches on this Ground: 

1. Delhi Capitals v Sunrisers Hyderabad
DC 189-3 SRH 172-8
Pacer – 9
Spinner – 2
2. Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad
RCB 131-7 SRH 132-4
Pacer – 7
Spinner – 3
3. Chennai super kings v Kings Punjab
KXIP 153-6 CSK 154- 1
Pacer – 5
Spinner – 2

Total:
Pacer – 21
Spinner – 7

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Avg Score:
Batting 1st- 157
Batting 2nd- 152

 Players Form @Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi & H2H Stats: 

 β€AGH @Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi & H2H Against ZIM: 

🧀WK :

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk) –
On this Ground
LA – BAT – Match – 3, Innings – 3, Runs – 180, Avg – 60
H2H
BAT – Match – 2, Innings – 2, Runs – 104, Avg – 52
Afsar Zazai –
On this Ground and H2H Matches
No Records found
BAT :
Usman Ghani –
On this Ground
BAT – Match – 3, Innings – 3, Runs – 84, Avg – 28
H2H
BAT – Match – 4, Innings – 4, Runs – 125, Avg – 31
Hashmatullah Shahidi –
On this Ground
LA – BAT – Match – 6, Innings – 6, Runs – 355, Avg – 71
Asghar Afghan (c) –
On this Ground
BAT – Match – 5, Innings – 4, Runs – 114, Avg – 23
H2H
BAT – Match – 9, Innings – 8, Runs – 96, Avg – 12
Najibullah Zadran –
On this Ground
BAT – Match – 4, Innings – 3, Runs – 26, Avg – 26
H2H
BAT – Match – 8, Innings – 7, Runs – 138, Avg – 28
ALL :
Mohammad Nabi – Right Arm Off-break
On this Ground
BAT – Match – 6, Innings – 5, Runs – 54, Avg – 18
BOWL – Over – 22, Wkt – 4, Sr – 33
H2H
BAT – Match – 9, Innings – 9, Runs – 275, Avg – 40
BOWL – Over – 26, Wkt – 6, Sr – 26
Karim Janat- Right Arm Medium
On this Ground
BAT – Match – 1, Innings – 1, Runs – 22, Avg – 22
BOWL – Over – 3, Wkt – 0
H2H
BOWL – Over – 3, Wkt – 1, Sr – 18
Sharafudin Ashraf – Left Arm Orthodox
H2H
BAT – Match – 2, Innings – 2, Runs – 19, Avg – 10
BOWL – Over – 6, Wkt – 2, Sr – 18
BOWL :
Ibrahim Zadran – Right Arm Medium
On this Ground and H2H Matches
No Records found
Rashid Khan – Legbreak Googly
On this Ground
BOWL – Over – 28, Wkt – 10, Sr – 16
H2H
BOWL – Over – 36, Wkt – 13, Sr – 16
Naveen Ul Haq – Right Arm Medium
On this Ground
LA – BOWL – Over – 26, Wkt – 8, Sr – 20
Hamza Hotak – Left Arm Orthodox
On this Ground
BOWL – Over – 8, Wkt – 5, Sr – 10
H2H
BOWL – Over – 15, Wkt – 5, Sr – 18
Farid Ahmad Malik – Left Arm Fast Medium
On this Ground
BOWL – Over – 8, Wkt – 1, Sr – 48
H2H
BOWL – Over – 4, Wkt – 2, Sr – 12
Fazal Haq Farooqi –  Left Arm Fast Medium
On this Ground and H2H Matches
No Records found

 β€ZIM @Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi & H2H Against AFG: 

🧀 WK :

Richmond Mutumbami (wk) –
H2H
BAT – Match – 6, Innings – 5, Runs – 79, Avg – 20

Regis Chakabva –
H2H
BAT – Match – 1, Innings – 1, Runs – 81, Avg – 81

BAT  :
Wesley Madhevere – Right Arm Off-break
On this Ground and H2H
No Records found

Prince Masvaure – Left Arm Fast Medium
On this Ground and H2H
No Records found

Kevin Kasuza –
On this Ground and H2H
No Records found

Milton Shumba – Left Arm Orthodox
On this Ground and H2H
No Records found

Tarisai Musakanda –
On this Ground and H2H
No Records found

Tinashe Kamunhukamwe –
On this Ground and H2H
No Records found

ALL :
Ryan Burl – Legbreak
H2H
BAT – Match – 4, Innings – 3, Runs – 63, Avg – 21
BOWL – Over – 6, Wkt – 1, Sr – 36

Sean Williams (c) – Left Arm Orthodox
H2H
BAT – Match – 5, Innings – 5, Runs – 104, Avg – 26
BOWL – Over – 18, Wkt – 5, Sr – 21

Sikandar Raza – Right Arm Off-break
H2H
BAT – Match – 7, Innings – 7, Runs – 156, Avg – 22
BOWL – Over – 9, Wkt – 1, Sr – 54

Brandon Mavuta – Legbreak
On this Ground and H2H
No Records found

BOWL :
Donald Tiripano – Right Arm Medium
H2H
BOWL – Over – 10, Wkt – 2, Sr – 30

Wellington Masakadza – Left Arm Orthodox
H2H
BOWL – Over – 9, Wkt – 1, Sr – 54

Blessing Muzarabani – Right Arm Medium
H2H
BOWL – Over – 8, Wkt – 4, Sr – 12

Richard Ngarava – Left Arm Medium
On this Ground and H2H
No Records found

Faraz Akram – Right Arm Medium
On this Ground and H2H
No Records found

Victor Nyauchi –  Right Arm Medium
On this Ground and H2H
No Records found

 Players Form: 

 Afghanistan 

WK :

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk) –
Open, Open, Open
4(13), 8(8), 34(21)
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Afsar Zazai –
4dwn, 3dwn, 3dwn
9(17), 35(16)*, 5(5)*

BAT :
Usman Ghani –
Open, Open, Open
64(49), 42(35), 11(8)

Hashmatullah Shahidi –
1dwn, 1dwn, 1dwn
13(16), 22(25), 97(52)

Asghar Afghan (c) –
3dwn, 1dwn, 1dwn, 1dwn
35(16)*, 95(39)*, 6(6), 38(17)*

Najibullah Zadran –
4dwn, 3dwn, 4dwn
0(1), 16(9), 42(21)*

ALL :
Mohammad Nabi – Right Arm Off-break
3dwn, 3dwn, 3dwn
67(35), 57(35), 13(8)*
0/12(2), 0/31(4), 0/15(1)

Karim Janat- Right Arm Medium
Open, Open, Open
60(29), 64(38), 27(13)
0/43(4), 0/10(3), 2/34(4)

Sharafudin Ashraf – Left Arm Orthodox
4dwn, 4dwn, DNB, DNB
12(7), 6(8)*, DNB, DNB
1/24(3), 1/34(4), 1/23(4), 2/29(4)

BOWL :
Ibrahim Zadran – Right Arm Medium
2dwn, 2dwn, 2dwn
15(13), 37(20)*, 48(21)
DNB, DNB, DNB
BOWL – Over – 30, Wkt – 6, Sr – 30

Rashid Khan – Legbreak Googly
1/30(4), 0/14(4)

Naveen Ul Haq – Right Arm Medium
0/24(2), 3/44(4), 1/33(4)

Hamza Hotak – Left Arm Orthodox
1/21(4), 2/7(4), 0/41(3)

Farid Ahmad Malik – Left Arm Fast Medium
3/13(3), 0/27(3), 0/30(4)

Fazal Haq Farooqi –  Left Arm Fast Medium
0/22(2)

 β€Zimbabwe 

WK :

Richmond Mutumbami (wk) –
4dwn, 5dwn, 5dwn
1(2), 20(13), 17(16)
BAT – Match – 24, Innings – 21, Runs – 315, Avg – 18
Regis Chakabva –
Open, Open, Open
6(7), 6(11), 48(19)
BAT – Match – 12, Innings – 12, Runs – 159, Avg – 15
BAT  :
Wesley Madhevere – Right Arm Off-break
2dwn, 2dwn, 2dwn, 6dwn
9(14), 24(22), 70(48)*, 0(1)
0/14(2), DNB, 0/8(1), 0/20(3)
Prince Masvaure – Left Arm Fast Medium
Open, Open, Open
2(9), 3(5), 53(57)
BAT – Match – 35, Innings – 29, Runs – 476, Avg – 17
BOWL – Over – 39, Wkt – 8, Sr – 29
Kevin Kasuza –
7dwn, Open, Open, 1dwn
26(13), 17(12), 18(17), 2(5)
BAT – Match – 29, Innings – 27, Runs – 492, Avg – 18
Milton Shumba – Left Arm Orthodox
4dwn, DNB, 5dwn
11(12), DNB, 3(5)
1/28(2), DNB, 4/4(1+1M)
BAT – Match – 5, Innings – 4, Runs – 23, Avg – 12
BOWL – Over – 4, Wkt – 5, Sr – 6
Tarisai Musakanda –
2dwn, 1dwn, 1dwn, 2dwn
13(15), 5(8), 1(2), 0(1)
BAT – Match – 20, Innings – 19, Runs – 478, Avg – 34
Tinashe Kamunhukamwe –
Open, Open, Open
10(10), 28(20), 17(21)
BAT – Match – 12, Innings – 12, Runs – 109, Avg – 9
ALL :
Ryan Burl – Legbreak
3dwn, 4dwn, 4dwn
1(3), 32(22), 8(15)
0/27(3), DNB, DNB
Sean Williams (c) – Left Arm Orthodox
1dwn, 1dwn, 2dwn, 3dwn
13(10), 25(24), 3(8), 20(12)
0/11(1), 0/11(1), 0/16(3), 0/31(4)
Sikandar Raza – Right Arm Off-break
3dwn, 3dwn
7(10), 7(5)
0/20(2), 0/19(2)
Brandon Mavuta – Legbreak
DNB, DNB, DNB
DNB, DNB, DNB
0/24(2), 1/26(2), 1/31(2)
BAT – Match – 15, Innings – 6, Runs – 68, Avg – 22
BOWL – Over – 57, Wkt – 9, Sr – 31
BOWL :
Donald Tiripano – Right Arm Medium
0/17(2), 0/18(2), 0/39(4)
Wellington Masakadza – Left Arm Orthodox
1/19(2), 1/14(1), 0/20(2)
Blessing Muzarabani – Right Arm Medium
0/13(2), 2/33(4), 2/26(4)
Richard Ngarava – Left Arm Medium
0/28(3), 1/37(4), 2/48(4)
BOWL – Over – 50, Wkt – 11, Sr – 27
Faraz Akram – Right Arm Medium
0/12(2), 1/5(2), 0/36(4)
BOWL – Over – 12, Wkt – 1, Sr – 74
Victor Nyauchi –  Right Arm Medium
1/20(4), 0/18(2), 0/22(3)
BOWL – Over – 18, Wkt – 7, Sr – 14

Watch Final Team Section for Our GL & SL Final Team


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 Match Finished. 

Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss & elected to bowl first.

Afghanistan (Playing XI):
Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Karim Janat, Usman Ghani, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fareed Malik.

Zimbabwe (Playing XI):
Tarisai Musakanda, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Sean Williams(c), Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Richmond Mutumbami(w), Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Brandon Mavuta, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

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Make necessary changes if any player absent 

*Above GL Team Guide Images for Guide only. 
*You can make necessary changes as per your choice. 
*Above Team maybe Highly risky so play at your own risk. 
*for final team check here in the last 15mins of the match deadline. 

*You can also make some other combinations by changing 1-2 players with help of the Team Guide.

Best of Luck.

 Disclaimer: > Fantasy Cricket is a game of skill and luck is also very much important to win the grand league in dream11 or any other fantasy cricket leagues. We have covered the skill part.


> We have mentioned the expected playing 11 as per our cricket knowledge. You can change the fantasy team once the playing 11 is out.

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