The T20I series between Zimbabwe and Afghanistan is on but it seems that the Afghanistan team knows its game to dominate and conquer. If you look at their (Afghanistan) past history with Zimbabwe, you find that Afghani’s has most of the time been dominating. Not need to go to far and let’s focus on the recently concluded 3 match ODI series between the two teams. The ODI 3 match tournament which started from 4th June, 2022 till June 9th was a sweeping one. Afghanistan as mentioned dominated the Zimbabwe team by clear 3-0 and won the T20 series.
In the first ODI match, Afghanistan with powerful role from Rahmat Shah’s (94 off 120), and Hashmatullah’s(88 off 104 deliveries)won the match by sixty runs. Rashid Khan and Mohamed Nabi from the bowling end supported their team 2 and 4 wickets respectively.
In the second ODI, Afghanistan also seemed in favor of the team, which they won by 8 wickets with contributions from Ibrahim Zadran (121* for 141), Rahmat Shah (87 off 112). The bowling consisted of Mohammad Nabi, Fareed Ahmed and Fazlhaq Farooqui who took 2, 3 and 2 wickets respectively for their team.
In the third ODI, again the Afghanistan team gave a clean sweep to the Zimbabwe team and smashed them by 4 wickets in the game. Batting first, the team Zimbabwe gave t Afghanistan the target of 135 runs losing all wickets coming to bat Afghanistan batsman with help of Hashmatullah Shahidi’s 38 off 70 and Mohammed Nabi’s 34* of 47 were able to conquer the match as well as the series dominantly.
But as discussed above, we are here to discuss about the 2 T20I match which is going to be held from 12th June. We will discuss the entire match details of Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan,2nd T20I:
- Match – Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan,2nd T20I, Afghanistan Tour to Zimbabwe
- Venue – Harare Sports Club
- Date & Time – June 12th, 4:30 PM local
- Live Streaming – Fancode app
Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan,2nd T20I, playing XI Squad
Zimbabwe – Dion Myers, Craig Ervine (C), Innocent Kaia, TadiwanasheMarumani, Milton Shumba, Sikandar Zaza, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Clive Madande, Ainsley Ndlovu, Regis Chakabva(W), Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara, Luke Jongwe
Afghanistan – HazratullahZazai, Darwish Rasooli, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Ihsanullah, Sharafuddin Ashraf, AzmatullahOmarzai, AfsarZazai, Mohammed Nabi (C),Fareed Ahmed, Nijat Masood, RahmanullahGurbaz, Zahir Khan, Noor Ahmed, Rashid Khan,
Match Prediction –With Poor batting as well as bowling side, the Zimbabwe team has to improve a lot. Because if you look from the previous playing XI team, the Zimbabwe team’s bowling squad looks a bit blunt as compared to the fast Afghans.Both batting and bowling from Zimbabwe need some improvement, especially when it comes to formats like T20, the team needs more all-rounders than just batsmen or bowlers. From Afghanistan point of view, as a team they have a lot of experience in the T20I format especially Rashid Khan who has decent experience with bowl as well as bat with big hitting abilities.
Final Prediction – Afghanistan will most likely be winning the Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan,2nd T20I match.