Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Predictions: Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2021 - 2nd Test
The 2nd test of the two-match series between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the UAE.
It was both a poor performance and team selection from Afghanistan as Zimbabwe won the first test match by 10 wickets, and that too within two days.
On a green strip, Afghanistan went in with a handful of spinners and then decided to bat first after winning the toss. Poor decisions lead to poor results.
Afghanistan batsmen need to bat with a lot more focus. Ibrahim Zadran was the top scorer for Afghanistan in the last match with 76 runs off 145 deliveries. Afsar Zazai scored 37 in the first innings.
Amir Hamza was the best bowler for Afghanistan in the match and picked up 6 wickets while conceding 75 runs from his 25 overs.
Afghanistan have eight uncapped players in Bahir Shah Mohboob, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Sayed Ahmed Shirzad, Abdul Malik, Munir Ahmad Kakar, Shahidullah Kamal, Saleem Safi and Zia Ur Rahman Akbar to pick from to improve their fortunes. They would expect Rashid Khan to have recovered from his finger injury.
Sean Williams was the top scorer for Zimbabwe in the last match with 105 runs off 174 deliveries. Regis Chakabva also scored 44.
Blessing Muzarabani was the best bowler for Zimbabwe in the match and picked up 4 wickets while conceding 48 runs from his 12 overs in the first innings.
Afghanistan will expect conditions more conducive for their spinners and their batsmen going for the long haul in order to stand a chance in this one.
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? - Zimbabwe
Who will win? – Zimbabwe
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rahmat Shah (Afghanistan), Sean Williams (Zimbabwe)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Amir Hamza (Afghanistan), Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe)
Most Sixes – Asghar Afghan (Afghanistan), Sean Williams (Zimbabwe)
Man of the Match – Blessing Muzarabani
Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 220+, Zimbabwe 260+
Match Handicap Zimbabwe
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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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