Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team, Injury Update. Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will play against each other in the first Test match of the series.
The first Test between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will begin with the test series on the 2nd of March at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
This game is scheduled to start at 11:30 AM IST and live score and commentary can be viewed on the CricketAddictor website.
Afghanistan was awarded the Test status in 2017 and they played their last Test in 2019 against West Indies while Zimbabwe played their last Test in 2020 against Bangladesh.
Afghanistan is currently at the ninth position on the ICC Test Championship points table whereas Zimbabwe is at the eleventh spot on the points table.
Afghanistan has played the four-Test series till now wherein they won two of them while Zimbabwe were unable to win their recent five-Test matches series.
Both the teams will play against each other for the first time in history.
The temperature is expected to hover around 26°C on the matchday with 48 % humidity and 15 km/hr southeasterly windspeed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.
The surface at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi usually provides a great balance between bat and ball where both batsmen and bowlers get equal help from the pitch. Spin bowlers will be important as the boundaries are big.
40 % of matches have been won while chasing.
Rashid Khan will be unavailable for the first Test due to a finger injury.
Afghanistan: Munir Ahmad, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Ibrahim Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Shahidullah Kamal, Zahir Khan, Yamin-Ahmadzai, Sayed Shirzad, Saleem Safi
Bench: Abdul Wasi, Afsar Zazai
Zimbabwe: Richmond Mutumbami, Regis Chakabva, Wesley Madhevere, Ryan Burl, Tarisai Musakanda, Prince Masvaure, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Blessing Muzarabani, Wellington Masakadza, Donald Tiripano
Bench: Victor Nyauchi, Kevin Kasuza, Brandon Mavuta
Rahmat Shah is the right-handed top-order batsman for Afghanistan. He has scored 298 runs in 4 test matches so far, along with a century.
Asghar Afghan is the captain of the Afghanistan team. He is a hard hitter with the bat and has a decent average in his Test career.
Sean Williams is the left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner for Zimbabwe. He has scored 770 runs with three half-centuries and two centuries and also picked 19 wickets with the ball.
Sikandar Raza is one of the most important all-rounders for Zimbabwe. He has scored 1037 runs including 7 fifties and one century in his Test career so far.
Captain – Sean Williams, Rahmat Shah
Vice-Captain – Asghar Afghan, Sikandar Raza
Keeper – Richmond Mutumbami
Batsmen – Asghar Afghan (VC), Rahmat Shah, Wesley Madhevere
All Rounders – Sean Williams (C), Sikandar Raza, Javed Ahmadi, Shahidullah Kamal
Bowlers – Yamin-Ahmadzai, Donald Tiripano, Zahir Khan
Keeper – Munir Ahmad
Batsmen – Rahmat Shah (C), Asghar Afghan, Wesley Madhevere, Ryan Burl
All Rounders – Sikandar Raza (VC), Sean Williams, Javed Ahmadi
Bowlers – Yamin-Ahmadzai, Zahir Khan, Sayed Shirzad
Amir Hamza is a good left-arm orthodox spinner, he will be a good budget pick in your fantasy team if he plays this match as he has a good record in Tests for Afghanistan.
Afghanistan is expected to win this match.
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