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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Shpageeza Cricket League 2020 - Band-e-Amir Dragons vs Boost Defenders - Match 5

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The 5th match of the Shpageeza Cricket League 2020 will be played between Band-e-Amir Dragons and Boost Defenders at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium in Afghanistan.

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Band-e-Amir Dragons lost their first match of the Shpageeza Cricket League by the barest of margins, falling just one run short of Mis Ainak Knights' 179-run total.

Usman Ghani was the top run scorer for the Dragons with a knock of 79, played at a strike rate of 125.39. Ghani struck 5 fours and 2 sixes in is knock. Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan also played a good hand of 45 at a strike rate of 155.17.

Sharafuddin Ashraf and Waqar Salamkheil picked up two wickets each for the side. However, both were expensive and gave away runs at 9 and 10 RPO respectively.

Boost Defenders registered a comfortable 57-run victory in their first match of the Shpageeza Cricket League

Imran Jannat and Munir Ahmad scored 40s for the side, both batting at a strike rate of around 150. This helped Boost Defenders post a 172-run target which proved too much for the opposition.

Sayed Shirzad and Gulbadin Naib picked up three wickets each for the side. Shirzad was particularly brilliant and gave away just 7 runs from his 3.1 overs.

Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:

Boost Defenders: Gulbadin Naib (retained), Karim Janat (icon player), Humza Hotak, Rahmat Shah, Ehsanullah Janat, Syed Ahmad Shirzad, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Munir Ahmad Kakar, Tahir Adil, Saleem Safi, Waqarullah Ishaqzai, Imran Janat, Nisar Wahdat, Mohammad Alam, Ghulam Dastiger, Naseebullah Sherdali, Zia ul Haq Eashkil.

Band-e-Amir Dragons: Asghar Afghan (icon player), Sharafudin Ashraf, Hanid Hassan, Ibrahim Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Tarik Stanikzai, Mirwais Ashraf, Waqarullah Salamkhil, Nasir Jamal, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Sardar, Ibrahim Abdurrahimzai, Wafadar Momand, Ikram Alikhil, Imran Mir, Parwin Amin.

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Boost Defenders

Who will win? – Boost Defenders

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Usman Ghani (Band-e-Amir Dragons), Gulbadin Naib (Boost Defenders)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sharafuddin Ashraf (Band-e-Amir Dragons), Sayed Shirzad (Boost Defenders)

Most Sixes – Usman Ghani (Band-e-Amir Dragons), Gulbadin Naib (Boost Defenders)

Man of the Match –  Sayed Shirzad

Team Scores Batting first – Band-e-Amir Dragons 145+, Boost Defenders 160+

 Match Handicap Boost Defenders

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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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