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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2021, 1st Test: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report

Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will meet in the first game of the two-match Test series from Tuesday (2nd March) morning at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi). This Test match will be their first-ever Test meeting.

Both teams haven’t played a Test match for more than a year. While Zimbabwe played their last Test in February 2020, Afghanistan played their last Test match in November 2019. While both the lower-ranked Test teams are not in the part of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, this Test series will not be a part of this Championship.

Afghanistan national cricket team (Image Credit: Twitter)

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2021, 1st Test: Weather Forecast

The first Test of the series between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will be played at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi) between Tuesday (2nd March) and Saturday (6th March). Every day of this Test match has been scheduled to begin at 09:30 AM local time.

According to the weather forecast, the sky will be mostly clear during this Test match, except for the cloudy sky on the fifth day of this Test match. There are hardly any chances of raining during this Test match. So, cricket fans can expect another uninterrupted Test match.

During the match days, the temperature can be between 31°C and 21°C.

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2021, 1st Test: Pitch Report

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi) will host this upcoming Test match between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. It will be the first Test at this venue since December 2018, when Pakistan and New Zealand faced each other.

Zimbabwe national cricket team (Image Credit: Twitter)

Historically, this venue generally produces the typical Asian pitches for Test cricket. While the batsmen enjoy the early period of the Test match at this venue, spinners play massive roles with the time progress. Pacers also like this venue in the early moment of a Test match.

Venue stats (Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi)

Average totals in overall and each Test innings at this venue

Overall

Overall 1st innings 2nd innings 3rd innings 4th innings
301.15 363.85 352.62 278.46 169

In the last five Tests

Overall 1st innings 2nd innings 3rd innings 4th innings
262 316 273.20 273.40 185.40

 

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