Tri-Nation Series: AFG vs ZIM - Afghanistan looking to set the tone with an early victory
Tri-Nation Series: AFG vs ZIM - Afghanistan looking to set the tone with an early victory

Match Details:

Series: Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series 2019

Match: Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Time: September 14, 2019,  6:00 p.m. IST

Preview: 

After a historic triumph in the one-off Test against Bangladesh, Afghanistan will begin their tri-nation T20I series campaign with their first match of the series against Zimbabwe. Afghanistan boast of some very strong players. Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi are the ones to watch out for. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, lost their first match of the series to Bangladesh narrowly by four wickets. It was a rain-curtailed 18-overs a side match. Zimbabwe looked to be in full control of the proceedings when they had reduced Bangladesh to 60/6. However, a seventh-wicket partnership of 82 runs between Mosaddek Hossain and Afif Hossain took the match away from them. It was a good performance nevertheless and they would be looking to come back stronger in this match.

Weather Conditions: The weather forecast for this match isn't good. Sporadic spells of showers are expected which might lead to quite a few interruptions.

Pitch conditions: The pitch is dry and a bit slow. Scores between 140-155 across each innings in case of a full game can be expected. The spinners and pacers with variations will be more effective on this track.

Probable Playing XIs

Afghanistan:

Hazratullah Zazai, Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Shafiqullah Shafiq (wk), Rashid Khan (C), Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran

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