APL 2018: Kabul Zwannan vs Kandahar Knights – Match Preview
So far, APL 2018 has been an entertaining tournament. We came across ball dominating the bat and also the vice-versa. Meanwhile, its time for the fans of Kabul and Kandahar to make their way to the stadium. Kabul based Kabul Zwannan will be taking on Kandahar based Kandahar Knights for the first time in the tournament.
Though the points table showcase a mismatch between both the teams, each team has got the players, who can turn the table on any day. Kandahar is at the bottom of the table after two losses in their two games. However, they had two close encounters and the victory is around the corner for them if they manage to take that extra step.
On the other hand, Kabul is doing a fine job under the captaincy of Rashid Khan. They are placed second in the points table with four points in their kitty. They have been a top-class team so far in the tournament with batsmen and bowlers doing their best to seal the victory.
Kabul will once again look at Hazratullah Zazai and Laurie Evans in the batting section while in the bowling, Rashid Khan will be the automatic weapon. Coming to Kandahar Knights, they have got the likes of McCullum and Paul Stirling, who needs to pull up their socks.
The bowling department is the area that needs an immediate attention by the Kandahar Knights. Though they got Tymal Mills in their ranks, he hasn’t made any impact on the tournament thus far. All in all, an intriguing clash is at the store.
Match Details of Kabul Zwanan vs Kandahar Knights in APL 2018:
Date & Time: October 11th, 04:00 PM LOCAL, 5:30 PM IST.
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Association, Sharjah
Weather: No Rain is in the forecast. Clear skies with heat around.
Pitch Conditions – Once again pitch will be on the neutral side.
Kandahar Knight: Paul Stirling, Brendon McCullum, Karim Sadiq(w), Asghar Afghan(c), Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Kevin O Brien, Amir Hamza, Sayed Shirzad, Tymal Mills, Waqar Salamkheil, Nasir Jamal, Waqarullah Ishaq, Waheedullah Shafaq, Mohammad Naveed, Taskin Ahmed, Ashish Bagai
Kabul Zwanan: Hazratullah Zazai, Luke Ronchi(w), Javed Ahmadi, Colin Ingram, Laurie Evans, Shahidullah Kamal, Rashid Khan(c), Wayne Parnell, Fareed Ahmad, Nijat Masood, Zahir Shehzad, Ali Khan, Afsar Zazai, Muslim Musa, Zamir Khan, Nasir Totakhil, Usman Adil, Fitratullah Khawari, Shawkat Zaman