AFGH vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction and Key Players: 2nd Match

AFGH vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview: 2nd Match

AFGH vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI of the 2nd match of Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019. Zimbabwe will take on Afghanistan in the second encounter of the T20I Tri-series at Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.

Afghanistan will be riding high on momentum after their historic test victory against Bangladesh recently. They are also in a great form in T20I format winning ten consecutive encounters. Moreover, The record of Afghans on Asian tracks is quite dominant, winning the last 19 T20I’s on the trot. Led by T20I specialist Rashid Khan, Afghanistan has enough firepower available in their squad to outplay any team. Talented batsman Hazratullah Zazai, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran and Shafiqullah Shafiq will lead the batting unit while Rashid, Mujeeb and Dawlat Zadran will have the onus to chip in with regular wickets. Along with them, They have the all-round skills of Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin Naib who can be match-winner in either of the departments of the game. They will hope to continue their T20I streak ahead and defeat Zimbabwe comprehensively.

Team Zimbabwe lost the first T20I to Bangladesh by three wickets in a hard-fought encounter. Batting first, Hamilton Masakadza scored 34 runs opening the innings while Ryan Burl and Tinotenda Mutombodzi scored unbeaten cameos of 57 and 27 to take the team to a fighting total of 144. In defense, Zimbabwe Pacers bowled brilliantly reducing hosts on 60/6 but ultimately lost the match. The pace trio of Jarvis-Chatara-Madziva took two wickets each in losing cause for their team. They will hope to give a tough challenge to the mighty Afghanistan team today.

When and Where

AFGH vs ZIM, 2nd T20I, Afghanistan Tri-Series, 2019.

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

06:00 PM, 14th September 2019.

Live Score

Venue Stats

Average 1st innings score: 150

Average 2nd innings score: 129

Pitch is expected to support batsmen. Spinners and Pacers can take advantage of the moisture on the wicket.

Rain is predicted to hinder the match progress.



Hazratullah Zazai, Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq (WK), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan (C), Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fazal Niazai, Dawlat Zadran, Shahidullah Kamal, Fareed Malik, Rahmanullah Gurbaz.


Hamilton Masakadza (C), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Timycen Maruma, Brendan Taylor, Ryan Burl, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Tony Munyonga, Regis Chakabva, Richmond MutumAFGHi, Neville Madziva, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Ainsley Ndlovu.

Team News


  • Hazratullah Zazai and Najeeb Tarakai are set to open the innings. Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Gulbadin Naib, and Rashid Khan will follow them.
  • Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman will lead the spin attack while Dawlat Zadran and Gulbadin Naib will be the key pacers.
  • Anyone among Pacers Karim Janat, Fareed Malik or Naveen-ul-Haq can play. Chances of K Janat are more.


  • They are unlikely to make any changes in the playing XI. However, Ainsley Ndlovu can get a chance in place of Tony Munyonga. Chances of same are minimal.

Probable Playing XI


Hazratullah Zazai, Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq (WK), Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan (C), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran, Karim Janat/Fareed Malik/Naveen-ul-haq.


Brendan Taylor (WK), Hamilton Masakadza (C), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Ryan Burl, Timycen Maruma, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Tony Munyonga, Neville Madziva, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara.

Key Players for AFGH vs ZIM Dream11


Primary Options: Brendan Taylor and S Shafiq

Brendan Taylor is the best batsman among Zimbabwe team and performs consistently. He is likely to open the innings and will be a must pick in ZIM vs AFGH Dream11 team. He got out on six runs yesterday.

Shafiqullah Shafiq is an attacking batsman, but his position in the batting order is not fixed. 

Batsmen for AFG vs ZIM Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Craig Ervine, Asghar Afghan, H Masakadza, H Zazai, Najibullah Zadran

Craig Ervine is a consistent performer for Zimbabwe cricket and has an average of 25 in T20I. His recent form is also good. 

Ex-captain Asghar Afghan is a reliable batsman and scores at a reasonable strike rate. His recent form is also good.

Hamilton Masakadza is a veteran opener for Zimbabwe but has entirely failed from past one year. However, He scored crucial 34-run knock in the last match.

Hazratullah Zazai is a very attacking batsman, but he lacks consistency. He can make you a grand league winner one day.

Najibullah Zadran is an excellent middle-order batsman and performed well in limited chances in WC’19 and CPL. He can be a good pick in ZIM vs AFGH Dream11 team.

Other Options: N Tarakai, T Maruma

N Tarakai is likely to open tomorrow and is an average batsman.

T Maruma will bat in the middle order for Zimbabwe. He scored good knock of 46* runs in practice match.

All-rounders for ZIM vs AFG Dream11:

Primary Options: M Nabi, Sean Williams, Gulbadin Naib, Ryan Burl

Mohammad Nabi is one of the best T20I all-rounders. He can do hard-hitting for the team and can also bowl his quota of overs effectively. He is lethal with the ball against left-handers.

Sean Williams is a brilliant all-rounder and a genuine match-winner from both the departments. He failed miserably in the last match.

Gulbadin Naib recently leads the side in WC’19. He is an attacking batsman and good medium-pace bowler.

Ryan Burl is a talented spinner and can also score runs with the bat. He scored attacking 57* and took one scalp yesterday.

Bowlers for Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan Dream11:

Primary Options: Rashid Khan, Kyle Jarvis, Mujeeb, Dawlat Zadran, T Chatara.

Skipper Rashid Khan is a top-class T20I bowler and can also be handy with the bat. He can take a plethora of wickets of Zimbabwe.

Pace bowler Kyle Jarvis will lead the pace attack of Zimbabwe and can also score few runs with the bat. He took two wickets in the last match.

Mujeeb is an excellent spin bowler and will bowl mostly in initial overs. He can be a good option in ZIM vs AFGH Dream11 team.

Dawlat Zadran is in good form recently and is a good pacer who can be lethal in initial as well as death overs.

Tendai Chatara is a lethal pacer but has not found much success in the T20I format. However, He took two scalps 6.

Other Options: N Madziva

N Madziva is a wicket-taking pacer and took two scalps in practice match as well as first T20I.

AFGH vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction

After the announcement of the playing XI, This team will be updated on Telegram.

Team updated:

Brendan Taylor (wk)
Hazratullah Zazai
Najeeb Tarakai
Hamilton Masakadza/K Jarvis
Craig Ervine
Mohamamd Nabi (C)
Sean Williams (Vc)
Ryan Burl
Rashid Khan
Mujeeb ur Rahman
Tendai Chatara

Captain and Vc Choices

Mohammad Nabi, Sean Williams, Rashid Khan, Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, H Zazai, Craig Ervine.

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