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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, Afghanistan v Zimbabwe in UAE, 2021, Today Match Prediction

19 Mar 2021 | 15:30 | Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
193/5 in 20.0 9.65 winner
148/10 in 17.1 8.62

Afghanistan Vs Zimbabwe betting odds

AFG

1.14

ZIM

4.90

Toss Winner - Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 45 runs

Afghanistan look to seal the series

  • Afghanistan has 9-1 win-loss record over Zimbabwe in the T20Is.
  • Zimbabwe are in a 6-match losing streak in the T20Is.
  • Afghanistan have only one super over loss in their last 5 completed matches.

Afghanistan will win the match & series 2-0

  • Tournament: Afghanistan v Zimbabwe in UAE, 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Toss: To Bat

afg vs zim Match Prediction & Analysis

Afghanistan took a 1-0 lead in the T20Is after levelling the Test series 1-1 with a dominating performance in both the matches. They made a splendid comeback after losing the first test match in this tour and are high on confidence with back-to-back wins across different formats. Zimbabwe on the other hand will look to win this match and level the series 1-1. Zimbabwe will need to bring out their spirited performances to showcase their worth against this experienced Afghanistan attack. We expect both Zimbabwe and Afghanistan to have a cracking contest with a series win on line.

Teams Preview

Afghanistan Preview

Afghan openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz (87 runs) and Karim Janat (26 runs) set the tone the match with their 80-run opening partnership. Later Gurbaz shared another 74-run partnership with skipper Ashgar Afghan (55 run) to take their team to a massive total of 198 runs.

Star Spinner Rashid Khan lead the bowling attack with 3 wickets while pacers Karim Janat and Fareed Malik took 2 wickets each to strangle the opposition to just 150/7 in the chase thereby winning the match comfortably by 48 runs.

Top players to bet on:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz – Gurbaz was superb last match scoring 87 runs at a massive strike rate of 194. He smashed 7 sixes and 6 boundaries in his knock and took on the opposition bowler right from the first over.

Rashid Khan – Rashid Khan had bowling figures of 3/28 in the last game taking wickets at crucial junctures of the match. We expect him to continue his good form with the ball in this match too.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing XI:

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

Afghanistan Key Players From Previous Game Of Afghanistan v Zimbabwe in UAE, 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Gurbaz 87 45 6 7 193.33
A Afghan 55 38 6 2 144.74
K Janat 26 22 3 0 118.18
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Khan 4.0 0 28 3 7
F Ahmad Malik 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
K Janat 4.0 0 14 2 3.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Khan 4.0 0 28 3 7
F Ahmad Malik 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
K Janat 4.0 0 14 2 3.5

Afghanistan Actual Playing XI:

Amir Hamza, Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan, Usman Ghani, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mohammad Nabi

Zimbabwe Preview

Zimbabwe batting line-up failed to build partnerships as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Tinashe opened the batting and was their highest run getter with 44 runs while the duo of Sean Willaims and Sikander Raza played a small 20+ cameo but failed to get going in the chase.

Their bowlers went for lot of runs and failed to take wickets at the top as they claimed just 2 wickets inside 19 overs.  Ngarava and Muzurabani picked up 2 wickets each but failed to control the run flow.

Top players to bet on:

Sikander Raza – Raza looked to give momentum in the chase with his 14-ball 22 runs but he failed to kick on after getting a start. He will look to make a big score in this match and bowl his off-spinners effectively at the top.

Sean Williams – Skipper Williams scored 22 runs and bowled a lone over that cost 14 runs. He must look to lead his team from the front in this match and make an all-round performance and lead his team to victory.

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing XI:

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

Zimbabwe Key Players From Previous Game Of Afghanistan v Zimbabwe in UAE, 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
T Kamunhukamwe 44 37 4 0 118.92
S Williams 22 20 2 1 110
S Raza 22 14 3 0 157.14
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Ngarava 4.0 0 43 2 10.75
B Muzarabani 4.0 0 38 2 9.5
R Burl 3.0 0 24 1 8
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Ngarava 4.0 0 43 2 10.75
B Muzarabani 4.0 0 38 2 9.5
R Burl 3.0 0 24 1 8

Zimbabwe Actual Playing XI:

Richard Ngarava, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Tarisai Musakanda, Richmond Mutumbami, Brandon Mavuta, Sikandar Raza, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Donald Tiripano, Sean Williams

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 27 0 mm. 4.67 k/h From: S 0%
03h 26 0 mm. 6.35 k/h From: SSW 0%
06h 27 0 mm. 3.61 k/h From: WSW 0%
09h 28 0 mm. 3.46 k/h From: W 0%
12h 27 0 mm. 5.33 k/h From: WNW 0%
15h 25 0 mm. 5.35 k/h From: NW 0%
18h 25 0 mm. 3.62 k/h From: NNW 0%
21h 24 0 mm. 2.01 k/h From: NW 0%

Weather Conditions

Abu Dhabi will have a hot and humid climate on all the match days. No rain or weather interruptions are expected in this match.

Venue Details

Abu Dhabi is one of the good tracks in the UAE where batsmen will enjoy the true bounce and pace on offer. We expect both teams to score around 160-170 runs in this match. And the ground has a slightly bigger boundaries when compared to other grounds.  

Toss: To Bat

Batting first is best option in this pitch as the pitch seems to slow down and aids the bowlers more in the second innings.

AFG vs ZIM Winning Prediction

Afghanistan is one of top teams in the T20I format with a good win-loss ratio in the last 2-3 years across all teams. Their players have experience of playing across different leagues and are more experienced than their counterparts. Zimbabwe are short on experience and match practice when compared to Afghanistan and lack the X-factor in both batting and bowling departments.  We expect Afghanistan to win this match and seal the series 2-0.

Afghanistan will win the match & series 2-0

Author: Dhinesh Kumar