Afghanistan (@1.33) vs Zimbabwe (@3.25)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Afghanistan will win

Afghanistan – Zimbabwe Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 08:30

Lack of contributions from their middle-order hurt Zimbabwe in the opening game. Even though their late order performed exceedingly well and took their team out of trouble, their bowlers will have to be more cognizant in the upcoming fixtures. Ryan Burl eventually went on to hit his first T20I fifty. After a decent innings from Hamilton Masakadza, Zimbabwe lost their way before their innings was patched by brilliant knocks from Tinotenda Mutombodzi and Ryan Burl.

Zimbabwe will be gutted to lose the first match of the series, especially after being in a position to dictate terms. They, however, would have loved to have 20 runs more on the board, especially after the start they had. In a rain-affected game - which was reduced to 18 overs a side, Zimbabwe did well to reach 148 for seven as the pitch got slower towards the end of their innings.

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Zimbabwe needed to pick up early wickets to have any say whatsoever in the game, and they did better than Bangladesh. They had the hosts in all sorts to trouble as Bangladesh lost their top six batsmen for a total of just 60 runs on the board. Zimbabwe bowlers, however, failed to pick up any other wickets as Afif and Mosaddek Hossain stitched together an excellent partnership, which was responsible for taking the hosts to a win that looked impossible at one stage.

Kyle Jarvis also got two wickets in his four overs bowled out while he was charged for 31 runs. Tendai Chatara also picked up two wickets against 32 runs in four overs. Neville Madziva was the most successful bowler from their side who picked up two wickets in his 3.4 overs bowled out against 25 runs. Ryan Burl picked up one wicket in three overs bowled out against 27 runs. They could not defend the target of 145 runs in 18 overs. The performance of the bowling unit of Zimbabwe was not much impressive in their previous match against Bangladesh.

They did particularly well in the first match and almost pulled off an improbable win. We, however, think that Afghanistan are going to emerge on top in the upcoming match, primarily because of their superb bowling attack, which contains at least three quality spinners. Carrying the odds of 3.40, Zimbabwe might not be the favorites, but they certainly do stand a chance to beat Afghanistan in the next match. While Afghanistan appear to be a better-balanced team, on paper, largely due to the availability of spinners and experience of playing in subcontinent conditions, Zimbabwe shouldn't be taken lightly.

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Their team thrived well under the captaincy of Rashid Khan, who himself was exceptional in both the departments of the game. Afghanistan are set to resume to campaign on Bangladesh's soil as they lock horns with Zimbabwe in Bangladesh-Zimbabwe-Afghanistan tri-series. We expect a hard-fought encounter on Saturday. Afghanistan are yet to take the field after their terrific victory over Bangladesh in a one-off test, but when they do, they'll be brimming with confidence. Zimbabwe are coming off a heartbreaking loss in a game they should have won and will be itching to turn the tide around in this match. The match is set to be played on Saturday, 14th September at Dhaka.

They also have the best all-rounders in the side. Afghanistan is playing its first match of this tri-series. Hazratullah Zazai, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, and Najeeb Tarakai are the key batsmen for the side. Mohammad Nabi, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, and Fazal Niazai are the key all-rounder for Afghanistan. Rashid Khan will be leading the side during this tournament. Afghanistan has a strong batting order in the side at least on papers.

Their batting had an average performance in that match. They could manage to score 144 runs in their inning of 20 overs. That was a rain-affected match that was reduced to 18 overs per side. Zimbabwe lost the toss and was asked to bat first. They lost their opening encounter of this tournament against Bangladesh by the margin of three wickets. Ryan Burl was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side who scored 57 runs on 32 deliveries with the help of five boundaries and four maximum sixes. Zimbabwe failed to have a good start to this tri-series. The skipper, Hamilton Masakadza could manage to score 34 runs while Tinotenda Mutombodzi remained not out after scoring 27 runs.

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Zimbabwe, who drew their last two T20i series to Ireland and the Netherlands made a losing start to this tournament. That still did not prove enough, however Bangladesh also benefitting from some late hitting as they posted 148/7 to win with two balls to spare. Ryan Burls unbeaten 57, including 30 runs from one Shakib Al Hasan over, lifted Zimbabwe from 63/5 to 144/5 in a match reduced to 18 overs last time out.

In that match, Brendon Taylor was the player of the match who has scored 57 runs for their team to win the match. Zimbabwe has already played 1 match in Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019. They had confidence and prosperity to win the match and to maintain a good position in the points table. Now they are going to square off against Afghanistan. Zimbabwe was going to play the 2nd match of Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019. Zimbabwe had their match against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI and Zimbabwe has won the match by 144 runs and 17.2 overs.

Afghanistan has played its last match against Bangladesh on the Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh. In that match, Afghanistan has won the match by 342 runs and Rashid Khan was the player of the match who has scored 51 runs for their team to win the match. They had confidence and prosperity to win the match and to maintain a good position in the points table. Mohammad Nabi and Usman Ghani are the best players of the team who had secured many points for their team to win the match. Now they start the opening match against Zimbabwe. Afghanistan was going to play the 2nd match of Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019.

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Afghanistan is leading this series by 2-1. As we know that the Afghanistan team is rising as good team so this series will be tough for the Zimbabwe team as they shown in the 1st ODI and 2nd ODI match that 1st ODI match between these two teams was good and Afghan won that match by 12 runs according to the DL method. Their 3rd ODI was very much amazing in which Zim batted first and only scored 129 runs and you will amazed after reading that Zimbabwe won that match by 3 runs. Afghan skipper Asghar Stanikzai was man of the match. The 2nd ODI match also won by Afghan. Afghanistan batted first and gave a target of 239 runs to the Zimbabwe team and in the answer of that total Zimbabwe were all out for 184 runs and Afghani leg breaker Rashid Khan was aman of the match with his 3 brilliant wickets. This is a 5ODI match series that is playing between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe & is hosted by Zimbabwe cricket board and this is the 4th ODI match of this Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe ODI series which will be on 24th of Feb.

The acquaintance with the conditions, however, should do a world of good for them. Afghanistan didn't have a particularly useful World Cup campaign and bouncing back into the form could be a bit tricky for them. We expect the same to happen again with some intelligent, accurate, and experienced bowlers available at their disposal. Their batting, however, do not have the same flair as their batting and if their batters can step up the game from their end, it's going to be an Afghanistan's exhibition yet again. Over the years, it's been their bowling that has caused trouble for the oppositions.