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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2021 - 1st Test

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2021 - 1st Test
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The 1st Test of the two-match series between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

Live Scores and Stats - 1st Test Afghanistan and Zimbabwe

The 19-member Afghanistan test squad includes eight uncapped players, namely Bahir Shah Mohboob, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Sayed Ahmed Shirzad, Abdul Malik, Munir Ahmad Kakar, Shahidullah Kamal, Saleem Safi and Zia Ur Rahman Akbar.

Rahmat Shah has scored 298 runs for Afghanistan in test cricket at an average of 37 and a strike rate of 53. Asghar Afghan has also scored 249 runs at 35.

Rashid Khan has picked up 23 wickets for Afghanistan in tests at an economy rate of 3.10 and a strike rate of 40 but may be unavailable due to a finger injury. Yamin Ahmadzai has 10 wickets from 4 tests.

Zimbabwe have included uncapped Wesley Madhevere in their test squad. The young 15-member squad also sees 23-year-old Richard Ngarava, and Blessing Muzarabani and Brandon Mavuta, both 24.

Sikandar Raza has scored 648 runs for Zimbabwe in his last 9 test matches at an average of 36 and a strike rate of 51. Sean Williams has also scored 509 runs at 39.

Sikandar Raza has picked up 26 wickets for Zimbabwe in tests at an economy rate of 3.11 and a strike rate of 67. Sean Williams has 15 wickets from 7 tests.

Let's have a look at the squads:

Afghanistan - Asghar Afghan (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Nasir Jamal, Abdul Malik, Munir Ahmad Kakar, Shahidullah Kamal, Bahir Shah Mohboob, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Saleem Safi, Wafadar Momand, Zia Ur Rahman Akbar, Yamin Ahmadzai

Zimbabwe - Sean Williams (c), Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Kevin Kasuza, Wessely Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Prince Masvaure, Brandon Mavuta, Tarisai Musakanda, Richmond Mutumbami, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Donald Tiripano


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Afghanistan

Who will win? – Afghanistan

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rahmat Shah (Afghanistan), Sean Williams (Zimbabwe)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Yamin Ahmadzai (Afghanistan), Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)

Most Sixes – Asghar Afghan (Afghanistan), Sean Williams (Zimbabwe)

Man of the Match –  Yamin Ahmadzai

Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 300+, Zimbabwe 260+

Match Handicap Afghanistan 

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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