Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe in UAE 2021, The 1st Test match will be played Between Afghanistan & Zimbabwe (AFG vs ZIM) At Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
The 19-member Afghanistan test squad includes eight uncapped players, namely Bahir Shah Mohboob, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Sayed Ahmed Shirzad, Abdul Malik, Munir Ahmad Kakar, Shahidullah Kamal, Saleem Safi and Zia Ur Rahman Akbar.
Rahmat Shah has scored 298 runs for Afghanistan in test cricket at an average of 37 and a strike rate of 53. Asghar Afghan has also scored 249 runs at 35.
Rashid Khan has picked up 23 wickets for Afghanistan in tests at an economy rate of 3.10 and a strike rate of 40 but may be unavailable due to a finger injury. Yamin Ahmadzai has 10 wickets from 4 tests.
Zimbabwe have included uncapped Wesley Madhevere in their test squad. The young 15-member squad also sees 23-year-old Richard Ngarava, and Blessing Muzarabani and Brandon Mavuta, both 24.
Sikandar Raza has scored 648 runs for Zimbabwe in his last 9 test matches at an average of 36 and a strike rate of 51. Sean Williams has also scored 509 runs at 39.
Sikandar Raza has picked up 26 wickets for Zimbabwe in tests at an economy rate of 3.11 and a strike rate of 67. Sean Williams has 15 wickets from 7 tests.
The 1st Test match is going to take place at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Expecting it to be a neutral pitch.
STATS – TEST
|Matches won batting first||8|
|Matches won bowling first||1|
|Average 1st Inns scores||363|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||352|
|Average 3rd Inns scores||278|
|Average 4th Inns scores||148|
|Highest total recorded||598/9 (206 Ov) by ENG vs PAK|
|Lowest total recorded||72/10 (36.1 Ov) by ENG vs PAK|
Probable Playing XI:
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Usman Ghani, Samiullah Shenwari, Asghar Stanikzai (capt.), Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Shafiqullah, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Shapoor Zadran, Mujeeb Zadran
Hamilton Masakadza, Solomon Mire, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor (wk), Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor, Malcolm Waller, Graeme Cremer (capt.), Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani
Afghanistan – Asghar Afghan (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Nasir Jamal, Abdul Malik, Munir Ahmad Kakar, Shahidullah Kamal, Bahir Shah Mohboob, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Saleem Safi, Wafadar Momand, Zia Ur Rahman Akbar, Yamin Ahmadzai
Zimbabwe – Sean Williams (c), Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Kevin Kasuza, Wessely Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Prince Masvaure, Brandon Mavuta, Tarisai Musakanda, Richmond Mutumbami, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Donald Tiripano
|Key Players :|
Mohammad Shahzad (wk)
Asghar Stanikzai (capt.)
Brendan Taylor (wk)
Graeme Cremer (capt.)
BabaCric Expert Dream11 Team
Wicket keeper – M Ahmed, R Mutubami
Batsmen – H Shahdi, R Shah, A Afghan, T Musakanda
All-rounders – S Raza(VC), S Williams(C)
Bowlers – Z Khan, B Muzarabani, D Tripano
C & VC Selection –
Safe Options: S Raza, S Williams
Risky Options: T Musakanda, A Afghan, R Shah