ZIM vs AFG 2nd ODI Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction
Afghanistan Tour of Zimbabwe
2nd ODI: ZIM vs AFG
After losing the first ODI match by 60 runs, the Zimbabweans will look to come to level terms in the 2nd ODI at Harare. With the World Series knocking at the door, the team from Africa will look to be a bit more consistent in their batting as except Raza and Craig Ervine, no one could really impress in the batting department. Blessing Muzarabani, the 25-year-old has been sensational with the bowl in his hand and he undoubtedly is the next big thing in Zimbabwean cricket. The pacer took four wickets in the last match and if Zimbabwe aims to make a comeback into the series, Blessing will play a huge role in that. Their board needs to protect this player as well. Blessing has all the talent to play for various leagues in the world but the youngster needs to give time to his country as well in order to develop the nation and make it a strong cricketing nation.
When it comes to Afghanistan, the team is more or less perfect. After the invasion, people thought that the craze for Cricket would stop in the country but nothing can stop them. Rahmat Shah’s 94 and Hashmatullah Shahidi’s 88 helped Afghanistan reach a decent total in the last match. What also helped them to win the match was Rashid Khan’s quick 39 off just 17 balls. The spin wizard also picked up 2 wickets giving away 39 runs. Mohammed Nabi, who wasn’t given any opportunity by the Kolkata franchise in the Indian T20 League took 4 wickets and broke the backbone of the Zimbabwean innings. Overall, the team looks in perfect shape leading up to the 2nd One Day International.
Match: ZIM vs AFG, 2nd ODI, Afghanistan Tour of Zimbabwe
Date: Monday, June 06, 2022
Time: 12:45 PM
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare.
The pitch at Harare is pretty decent for batting. It won’t typically favour spinners or pacers but both will get equal help from the pitch. Anything above 275 will be a good score on this pitch.
ZIM vs AFG Squads
ZIM: Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Milton Shumba, Craig Ervine(c), Dion Myers, Regis Chakabva(w), Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara, Luke Jongwe, Tanaka Chivanga, Ainsley Ndlovu, Clive Madande
AFG: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Yamin Ahmadzai, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Shahidullah Kamal, Zia-ur-Rehman, Ikram Alikhil
ZIM vs AFG Probable XIs
ZIM: Regis Chakabva(w), Innocent Kaia, Craig Ervine(c), Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chatara, Tanaka Chivanga, Blessing Muzarabani
AFG: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik
Afghans are the favourites to win the match and eventually win the series. Blessing Muzarabani will be the only threat from the Zimbabwean side. If he can create some damage, Afghanistan will be under a lot of pressure. Else, it can be a clean and easy sweep.
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