Zimbabwe National Cricket Team
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Afghanistan and Zimbabwe face-off in the second ODI at Harare on June 6. The match starts from 9.15 AM local time. The visitors are leading the series 1-0 courtesy of their win in the first ODI. This match is a must-win for Zimbabwe if they are to keep the series alive. Both teams play a three-match T20I series after the ODIs.

Heading into this series Zimbabwe lost an ODI series to Sri Lanka by a 1-2 margin. On the other hand, Afghanistan also lost an ODI series 1-2 to Bangladesh. A series win here is thus imperative for both teams. Afghanistan is being led by Hasmatullah Shahidi and Zimbabwe by Craig Ervin. 

Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan
Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan (Credits: Twitter)

As far as the head to head between both teams are concerned, Afghanistan are leading the stats as well. In 26 ODIs between both teams, Afghanistan have won 16 while Zimbabwe 10. In 16 ODIs played in Zimbabwe between both sides, The Afghans won nine and the African nation seven. The first ODI win was the 16th overall for the Afghan team. 

ZIM vs AFG, Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Zimbabwe And Afghanistan, Afghanistan Tour of Zimbabwe 2022, 2nd ODI

ZIM vs AFG, Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Zimbabwe And Afghanistan, Afghanistan Tour of Zimbabwe 2022, 1st ODI 

ZIM vs AFG Head-to-Head Records

Overall Matches Played – 26

Afghanistan Won – 16

Zimbabwe Won – 10

Match Played In Zimbabwe – 16

Afghanistan Won – 9

Zimbabwe Won – 7

Last 5 Matches 

AFG Won- 3

ZIM Won- 2

Recent Venue Records (Harare Sports Club, Harare) 

Harare Sports Club
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Stats- ODIs

Total matches- 160

Matches won batting first- 77

Matches won bowling first-80

Average 1st Inns scores- 230

Average 2nd Inns scores- 190

Highest total recorded- 350/6 (50 Ov) by AUS vs ZIM

Lowest total recorded- 35/10 (18 Ov) by ZIM vs SL

Highest score chased- 328/3 (46.4 Ov) by SA vs AUS

Lowest score defended- 129/10 (32.4 Ov) by ZIM vs AFG

Who Will Score Most Runs For Zimbabwe-Sikander Raza/ Craig Ervine

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Zimbabwe-Blessing Muzarabani / Donald Tiripano

Who Will Score Most Runs For Afghanistan – Rahmanullah Gurbaz / Hasmatullah Shahidi

Who Will Pick Most Wickets For Afghanistan- Rashid Khan / Mohammed Nabi

ZIM vs AFG, Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Zimbabwe And Afghanistan, Afghanistan Tour of Zimbabwe 2022, 2nd ODI

Given how the two teams have played in the first ODI, Afghanistan are favourites to win the 2nd ODI and the series in the process. 

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.