Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe take on Afghanistan in the second ODI at Harare on June 6, Monday. The Afghans won the first ODI and are leading the three-match series 1-0. Another win would help them to bag the ODI series to their name. Both teams will play a three-match T20I series after the ODIs. 

In terms of head to heads, Afghanistan dominates Zimbabwe. Both the teams have played 26 ODIs with each other. Out of those, Afghanistan has won 16 matches while Zimbabwe has won 10 games. While playing in Zimbabwe, Afghanistan has won 9 games while Zimbabwe has won 7 games out of 16 ODIs. The first ODI win was their 16th overall against the African nation. 

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe (Photo Credit: Twitter)

ZIM vs AFG Match Preview- Afghanistan Tour of Zimbabwe 2022, 2nd ODI


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The Afghanistan side is led by Hashmatullah Shahidi. He has plenty of experienced players in his side to lean on. They won the first ODI by 60 runs with Shahidi scoring 88 and Rahmat Shah scoring 94. With the ball, Mohammad Nabi picked up four wickets and Rashid Khan two as they took six wickets together to rattle Zimbabwe. The onus will be again on these experienced players to take them over the line and help the side win another ODI series. 

Afghanistan Squad

Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Shahidullah Kamal, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zia-ur-Rehman


Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka
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The side is being led by Craig Ervine. Zimbabwe were no match for the Afghanistan side that played the first ODI. They were bowled out for 216 chasing 277 to win as none of their top-order batters scored a fifty. Sikandar Raza scored a valiant 67 batting at number five but there was no contribution from any of the other batters which would help them win the game. A loss for the hosts in the second ODI would mean another series loss against Afghanistan. 

Zimbabwe Squad 

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Craig Ervine (C), Dion Myers, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Clive Madande, Tendai Chatara, Tanaka Chivanga, Luke Jongwe, Blessing Muzarabani, Ainsley Ndlovu, Donald Tiripano

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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.