AFGH vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction: 5th T20I, Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019

AFGH vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction, match preview and Fantasy Cricket Tips of the 5th match of Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019. Zimbabwe will take on Afghanistan in the fifth T20I at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

Team Afghanistan is performing exceedingly well as a team under the leadership of Rashid Khan. Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran have been excellent with the bat While Rashid Khan, Fareed Malik and Mujeeb are doing good in the bowling department.

They won their last match against Bangladesh by 25 runs. Batting first, Mohammad Nabi and Asghar Afghan scored brilliant knocks of 84* and 40 runs to take the team to a total of 164. In bowling, Mujeeb Ur Rahman bowled a match-winning spell with taking four wickets. Rashid, Gulbadin Naib, and Fareed Malik took two scalps each to ensure a 25-run win for the team. A similar all-round performance will be expected from Afghan players against under-performing Zimbabwe team.

Team Zimbabwe has been unable to put a match-winning performance against strong teams of Afghanistan and Bangladesh. However, they have been able to impose some challenges with the help of their Pacers Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara. More importantly, Talented All-rounder Ryan Burl has also shown good intent with the bat along with Richmond Mutumbami and Tinotenda Mutombodzi. 

They lost their last match to Bangladesh by 39 runs. Bowling first, Pace duo of Kyle Jarvis and Chris Mpofu took five wickets among them to restrict Bangladesh at 175. In the chase, Richmond Mutumbami top-scored with a good knock of 54 runs while Masakadza and Jarvis also made handy contributions but were left behind by 39 runs. They will be eager to put a good show against mighty Afghans in their last match of tri-series.

Match Details

AFGH vs ZIM, 5th T20I, Afghanistan Tri-Series, 2019.

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.

06:00 PM, 20th September 2019.

Live Score

Pitch Conditions & Weather Report

Average 1st innings score: 143

Average 2nd innings score: 125

A batting-friendly pitch awaits for both teams with minimal support to bowlers. Death bowlers can still chip in with few wickets. However, Spinners may not find much turn. Afghan Spinners can always be in wickets possibly while Zimbabwe Pacers can also be preferred if they bowl first. There is no chance of rain to affect match proceedings.

Squads

AFG:

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.

ZIM:

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

Team News

Afghanistan:

  • They are unlikely to tinker the winning combination. However, Dawlat Zadran in place of Karim Janat or Fareed Malik can be a good option.
  • Najeeb Tarakai is likely to get another opportunity to display his talent.

Zimbabwe:

  • Craig Ervine should return in the playing XI replacing Regis Chakabva.
  • They can include Tendai Chatara in place of N Madziva.

Probable Playing XI

AFGH:

Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan (C), Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Malik.

ZIM:

Brendan Taylor (wk), Hamilton Masakadza (c), Craig Ervine/Regis Chakabva, Sean Williams, T Mutombodzi, Ryan Burl, R Mutumbami, Tendai Chatara/N Madziva, C Mpofu, Kyle Jarvis, Ainsley Ndlovu.

Key Players/Top Picks for AFGH vs ZIM Dream11 Team

Wicket-Keeper:

Primary Options: Brendan Taylor and R Gurbaz. 

Brendan Taylor is the best batsman among Zimbabwe team and performs consistently. However, He failed in the last two series.

R Gurbaz will open the innings and scored attacking 43 run knock in the first match.

Batsmen for AFG vs ZIM Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: H Zazai, Asghar Afghan, H Masakadza, R Mutumbami, Najibullah Zadran,

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

Ex-captain Asghar Afghan is a reliable batsman. His recent form is also good, scored 14 and 40 runs in two matches.

Hamilton Masakadza is a veteran opener for Zimbabwe but has failed from past one year. He scored 34 and 25 runs in two matches. It will be his retirement match.

R Mutumbami played the last match and played good knock of 54 runs.

Najibullah Zadran is an attacking middle-order batsman and performed well in limited chances in WC’19. He scored 30 ball-69* runs knock in the first match.

Other Options: N Tarakai, C Ervine

N Tarakai can bat at one down and is an average batsman.

Craig Ervine is a consistent performer for Zimbabwe cricket. His recent form is good but failed in both the matches. He can play tomorrow.

All-rounders for ZIM vs AFGH Dream11:

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

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 scored 38 and 84 runs in just 18 and 54 balls respectively in two matches. M Nabi can be a good pick as Captain in AFGH vs ZIM Dream11 Team.

Sean Williams is a brilliant all-rounder and a genuine match-winner from both the departments. He took two scalps in second last match and has failed to impress in this tri-series.

Ryan Burl is a talented spinner and can also score runs with the bat. He scored 57* and 25 runs in two matches and even took one scalp in the last game.

Gulbadin Naib recently leads the side in WC’19. He is an attacking batsman and medium-pace bowler. He took two scalps in the last match.

T Mutombodzi is an average performer with the bat as well as the ball. He has scored 58 runs in three matches.

Bowlers:

Primary Options: Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Zadran, Kyle Jarvis, F Malik, C Mpofu

Skipper Rashid Khan is a top-class T20I bowler and can also be handy with the bat. He took two wicket-haul in both the matches.

Mujeeb is an excellent spin bowler and will bowl mostly in initial overs. He took four wicket-haul in the last match.

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

Left-arm pacer Fareed Malik took two scalps each in both the matches and can be a good pick in ZIM vs AFG Fantasy team.

Pacer Chris Mpofu is a good T20I bowler and took two scalps in the last match.

Other Options: Karim Janat, T Chatara

Karim Janat is a good pace all-rounder. He took one scalp in the first match.

Tendai Chatara is a lethal pacer but has not found much success in the T20I format. However, He has struck twice in both encounters and is looking in right touch. He can play tomorrow.

AFGH vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction

Rahmanullah Gurbaz/Shafiqullah Shafiq (wk)
Hazratullah Zazai
Najibullah Zadran
Hamilton Masakadza
Mohammad Nabi (C)
Sean Williams (Vc)
Tinotenda Mutombodzi
Ryan Burl
Rashid Khan
Dawlat Zadran
Kyle Jarvis

Captain and Vc choices

Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sean Williams, Najibullah Zadran, Ryan Burl, H Masakadza, Kyle Jarvis, H Zazai.

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