Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Predictions: Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2021 - 2nd T20I
The 2nd T20I of the three-match series between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the UAE.
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Afghanistan have unearthed a gem in Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who played a major role in the team's 48-run victory in the first T20I against Zimbabwe.
From just 11 T20I matches, the wicket-keeper batsman has already scored 419 runs at an average of close to 40 and a strike rate touching 150, with the help of three half centuries and the best of 87 which he scored against Zimbabwe in the first T20I.
Gurbaz took just 45 deliveries for his knock, smashing 6 fours and 7 sixes while batting at a strike rate of 193.33. While the opener missed out on a century, he is confident of ticking that box in the near future as well.
Asghar Afghan also made 55 off 38 deliveries to take Afghanistan to 198 and despite two wickets each from Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava, the target of 199 as expected was too big for Zimbabwe.
Even though opener Tinashe Kamunhukamwe did well for his 44 off 37 deliveries and Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza also got starts, the scoreboard pressure kept mounting. Rashid Khan and Karim Janat shared 5 wickets between them to guide Afghanistan to a 48-run victory.
Not a lot different is expected in the second T20I unless of course one or two of the Zimbabwe players dish out the performance of their life.
Let's have a look at the squads:
Afghanistan - Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Karim Janat, Usman Ghani, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fareed Malik, Afsar Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Zimbabwe - Tarisai Musakanda, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Sean Williams (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Brandon Mavuta, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Prince Masvaure, Milton Shumba, Regis Chakabva, Wellington Masakadza, Kevin Kasuza, Victor Nyauchi, Faraz Akram
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Afghanistan
Who will win? – Afghanistan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Sean Williams (Zimbabwe)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe)
Most Sixes – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Wesley Madhevere (Zimbabwe)
Man of the Match – Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 190+, Zimbabwe 160+
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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